Macon teen uses softball to raise money for Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon teen used softball to raise $1,800 for the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.

Karen Ochs, a freshman at First Presbyterian Day School, held a fundraiser during this year’s softball season. For every strikeout, family members, friends and local businesses donated about $35 to her cause. She pitched 52 strikeouts in 4 games this season. Ochs said she chose Middle Georgia Community Food Bank because one of her teammates recently struggled with an eating disorder.

“I feel like I was called to this organization to help with a cause that was directly linked to one of my best friends that I play with. I know it would help others in my community while also showing support to my friend,” said Ochs.

Ochs plans to do this every year of high school. For more information about Strike Out for Hunger with Karsen Ochs click here

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank Executive Director Ronald Raleigh said donations have increased recently with the holidays approaching. The food bank serves 15-20 agencies a day and 500,000-700,000 pounds of food a month. The food bank accepts donations all year. The building is located at 4490 Ocmulgee East Boulevard.

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