Boca Raton Country Clubs Give Back by Feeding Thousands of Hungry Floridians at the 29th Annual Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 22, 2013, 14:02 ET from St. Andrews Country Club

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Andrews Country Club, Addison Reserve Country Club, Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club and The Polo Club continue the tradition of coming together for the 5th  year in a row, to aid Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in their 29th consecutive Feed the Hungry Program that provides Thanksgiving dinner to over 3,000 area residents on Tuesday, November 26. This is the 5th year St. Andrews Country Club has organized the donations of traditional Thanksgiving side dishes by recruiting other area clubs to participate.


Organizers of Feed the Hungry reached out to Craig Martin, C.C.M., COO & General Manager of St. Andrews C.C. five years ago after one of the cause's leading partnerships ended abruptly leaving them without their annual donation from Mario's, a Bova Restaurant as a result of the Scott Rothstein investigation.  Martin formed a successful partnership among his colleagues to provide an abundance of side dishes to help their cause.

Martin commented, "This charity is one we look forward to participating in every year. It is very important to us to come together and use our resources to help those who are less fortunate, especially during the holiday season. This annual event is rewarding for everyone who participates and I am truly moved by the St. Andrews Country Club Board of Governors and my fellow Club Managers Association members who continue to contribute each year."

"We are truly thankful for the generosity of all of the participating clubs in the area, especially St. Andrews and Boca Grove who have partnered with us for the past five years. Their help really makes a difference and I want to express our gratitude to them, and especially to Craig for his continual support," said Janyce Speier, a Feed the Hungry volunteer and St. Andrews C.C. member.

The four country clubs are providing mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, rolls and stuffing to Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Over 3,000 people, mostly children, from Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and West Palm Beach are expected to partake in this 29 year old tradition of fellowship, love and respect. Each person will leave with a small leftover treasure for them to enjoy during the week.

The Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving feast will occur on Tuesday, November 26 from 3:30 p.m.7:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 200 NE 12 Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432.  Directions:  Dixie Highway south, left after Glades Road.  Follow the road around to the left of the church.  For additional information, call CBI Coordinator Greg Jacobs at 561-239-0016 or Ebenezer Church at 561-391-7357.  The church building will be used to stage the food, dessert and beverage areas, tents will cover the parking lots with plenty of tables, chairs, lighting and volunteer DJ's.  The two congregations provide roundtrip buses to some neighborhoods for families and children.

About St. Andrews Country Club:
St. Andrews Country Club is a resident-only Platinum Club of America internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. The Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. The Golf Performance Center features an indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System, FlightScope Launch Monitor® and Callaway Golf® club fitting area. The Club includes 15 clay tennis courts, full service spa, fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, year-round social calendar, views of lakes, fairways and manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to resident LPGA Touring Professional Morgan Pressel. For more information, visit

About Addison Reserve Country Club:
Addison Reserve Country Club is recognized by Platinum Club of America 5-Star Private Club as the #4 residential country club in the nation. This gated golf and tennis community is home to 717 luxury homes situated on 653 acres that are surrounded by golf courses and lakes. Also recognized as an Emerald Club Award recipient, Addison Reserve Country Club is located in charming Delray Beach, Florida. For more information, visit

About Boca Grove Plantation:
Boca Grove Plantation is a members-only golf and country club, focusing on an uncompromising dedication to service and excellence. A boutique-style residential community and recreational oasis in the heart of Boca Raton, Boca Grove is recognized as one of South Florida's most affluent communities. With approximately 450 member families, this stunning community exhibits style and grace afforded only to the most elite private clubs in South Florida. Members enjoy an elegant lifestyle in an idyllic setting surrounded by natural beauty, sparkling lakes, and beautiful landscaping. The recently renovated clubhouse is constantly bustling with social activity. With upscale and casual options, a special golf course dining experience, and a variety of special occasion dinners and celebrations, members and their guests are delighted with a dining experience that is second to none. For those with a passion for the active life, Boca Grove offers a Jim Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course, twelve Har-Tru courts that recently hosted Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray, a resort style swimming pool and a completely equipped fitness center. This gorgeous gated community maintains a commitment to outstanding service and offers its members endless opportunities for fun and camaraderie. For more information, please visit or call 561-487-5300.

The Polo Club of Boca Raton:
The Polo Club of Boca Raton is one of the nation's premier resort residential communities with private golf and tennis offerings. Polo provides members with two championship golf courses, a nationally recognized tennis facility with 27 Har-Tru courts, a 35,000 square foot, world-class spa and fitness center, five distinctive dining venues, three lounges, and an array of social activities and programs. Under the direction of a new executive leadership headed by Brett Morris, Polo is undergoing an exciting repositioning process that includes innovative guest service delivery, food & beverage offerings, and the addition of lifestyle branding and amenities with the objective of being an industry leader in setting new standards. For more information, visit

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