Shooting Hunger Event Raises Money To Feed The Needy

Posted at 3:56 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-29 16:56:34-04

A clay pigeon shooting competition was held in Nashville Thursday to raise money to feed people who are food insecure.

The American Farm Bureau Federation and many others sponsored a shooting event at the Nashville Gun Club to help provide meals to people who can't get them alone.

The competition has happened once yearly since 2015 and is split among three areas: West, Middle and East Tennessee. Organizers said they've raised enough money to provide hundreds of thousands of meals to people across Tennessee since the event was started. Their goal this year is to surpass the 1,000,000 meal mark over all four years.

"In Middle Tennessee, one out of every eight Tennesseans are food insecure," said Jon Flack, board member for Second Harvest. "So, they're not sure where their next meal will come from. One in five children in Tennessee are also food insecure. So, one million meals can help cover that."

It was estimated 400 shooters would participate in the event.