WALLINGFORD, CONN., March 6, 2018 – Connecticut Businesses have been invited to show their muscle in the fight to end hunger by joining the Golden Scoop Corporate Championship on Friday, March 9, at the Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford. The competition will raise funds for Connecticut Food Bank programs and services.
Businesses participating in the event will test their speed and skill packaging bags of pasta for distribution to programs that are part of the Connecticut Food Bank network to feed hungry people in our state. “We are looking forward to a strong field and spirited participation in the championship,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “We held the inaugural event last year with five teams and we currently have nine teams competing for the trophy this year. The winner gets bragging rights for their skill and for their commitment to fighting hunger in Connecticut.”
Teams registered for the event include last year’s winner, Stop & Shop. Other returning teams are Bristol Myers Squibb, Burns and McDonnell, Webster Bank and Wells Fargo. “We’re excited to welcome new competitors Eversource, Henkel Corporation, Knights of Columbus, and Pepperidge Farm,” Beaudreau said.
Teams of up to 20 members will compete in the championship. Registration is $6,000 per corporate team. “We are excited that even more Connecticut businesses have stepped up to demonstrate leadership on this issue. I think they can also look forward to a fun and high-energy event on March ninth,” Beaudreau said. “Someone is going to take that coveted Golden Scoop back to their workplace and we’re all looking forward to the battle for the prize!”
For more information about the Golden Scoop Corporate Championship or to register, contact Mia Freedenfeld, Special Events Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ctfoodbank.org/goldenscoop.
Funds raised at the Golden Scoop Corporate Championship will support Connecticut Food Bank programs and services, providing food through a network of community-based hunger relief programs and providing food directly to people in need through its Mobile Pantry, GROW Truck and Kids’ BackPack programs. The Connecticut Food Bank serves six of eight Connecticut counties, where more than 300,000 people are food insecure, meaning they have unreliable access to enough food to meet basic nutritional needs for at least some part of the year.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need, which last year provided 21 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.