We work to fight hunger’s root causes through education, public awareness and community advocacy.
The Columbia Pacific Food Bank
is the regional food bank for Columbia County.
We deliver food to 29 food pantries, meal programs and produce distribution points throughout
We also operate the Barbara Bullis H.E.L.P.
food pantry in St. Helens.
30th Annual Golf Tournament Exceeds Goal!
This was the 30th annual golf tournament started by Barbara Bullis to benefit the food bank in 1987 and she raised $800 that first year. The goal this year was to raise a net of $10,000 and we will exceed that figure with a net very close to $13,000. This will create the equivalent of 39,000 meals for those in need in Columbia County. All proceeds from this tournament stay in Columbia County.
Among the highlights of the tournament were the following:
- George Hafeman presented Roger Bullis (Barbara’s husband) with a check for $1,000 from the Windermere Foundation for the food bank. George, along with Roger played in the first tournament, and almost every one since then.
- Thrivent conducted a putting contest that raised $650 dollars and the parent company is going to match that for a total of $1,300.
- Comcast Business won the numbered ball contest and donated the money ($160) back to the food bank.
- KOHI 1600 AM broadcasted live from the tournament. Grocery Outlet sponsored the Hole in One Hole. Hudson Garbage sponsored the Toilet Seat Hole. St. Helens Community Credit Union sponsored hole #2 and provided refreshments for the players as the teed up. Scappoose Bay Kayaking sponsored hole #18 and passed up gifts to the players.
The tournament was also the official kickoff for our Capital Campaign for a new distribution center as we have reached capacity with the current facility and have to turn away available food due to a lack of space. Information was provided at the 10th tee which included pledge cards for future donations to the project.
The Winning Teams are as follows:
Men’s Team – Richardson’s Furniture Fellas
Women’s Team – Wacky Women of Wildwood (Sandy Bullis and friends)
Mixed Team – Teeth Grinders (Rex Murray and friends)
Highest Scored – Can We Lend You a Club (US Bank)
We want to thank all of the sponsors, prize donors, players, volunteers and Wildwood Golf Course staff for making this a truly successful and eventful tournament! Next year’s tournament will be on September 11, 2017 at Wildwood.