Golden Scoop Corporate Championship for Connecticut Food Bank | Connecticut Food Bank

Golden Scoop Corporate Championship for Connecticut Food Bank

25/Aug/16 / 10:54
Businesses Will Compete for Top Honors in Food Packing Fundraiser

 

WALLINGFORD, CONN., August 25, 2016 – Connecticut Businesses are invited to show their muscle in the fight to end hunger by joining the Golden Scoop Corporate Championship on Friday, September 23, at the Connecticut Food Bank headquarters and distribution center 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 hoping for a strong field and spirited participation in the championship,” said Connecticut Food Bank Corporate Development Manager Michael Davidow. “The winner gets bragging rights for their skill and also for their commitment to solving hunger in Connecticut.”

 

Davidow said teams registered so far include Stop and Shop and Webster Bank. “We’re hoping to have many of the sectors of Connecticut’s business community represented in the championship.”

 

Teams of up to 20 members will compete in the championship. Registration is $6,000 per corporate team. “We hope that businesses will step up and demonstrate their leadership on this issue and will, of course, have fun showing it on September 23,” Davidow 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, Michael Davidow at (203) 741-9211, email him at mdavidow@ctfoodbank.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 provide food, which last year provided 19.2 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.

 

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