Parker’s Kitchen Raises $328,000 for Education

The funds were raised at the company’s 11th annual charity golf tournament.

October 30, 2023

Savannah, Georgia-based Parker’s Kitchen raised a record $328,000 to support public and private schools in local communities through its 11th annual Fueling the Community charity golf tournament. More than 270 golfers teed off for the scramble-format tournament on October 23.

“This year’s Fueling the Community charity golf tournament was truly one for the record books,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We’re thrilled to raise more than $325,000 for local schools in communities throughout our corporate footprint and to support education. Giving back to the community truly is part of our DNA as a company.”

In 2022, Parker’s Kitchen expanded the tournament’s field of play across two courses due to the popularity of the charity event, which has sold out every year since it began.

In addition to golf, the 2023 event featured a catered breakfast and lunch, live music, raffle drawings and an awards ceremony.

“We would like to thank all our sponsors and everyone who came out to play for a great cause,” said Parker’s Kitchen President Brandon Hofmann. “At Parker’s Kitchen, we believe in the power of education and know the money raised from this event will have a transformative impact on communities across the region.”

In addition to the tournament, the Fueling the Community charitable initiative donates a percentage of gas sold at all Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen locations on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools. Since the program’s inception in 2011, the company has given more than $2 million to area schools. Throughout the fall of 2023, Parker’s Kitchen is donating $380,000 to public and private schools in Georgia and South Carolina.  

Earlier this year, the company made a record $5 million donation to provide healthcare to uninsured and underinsured patients at Roper/St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as a landmark $1 million donation to support America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia in Savannah, Georgia.