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The Great Food Bank Challenge exceeded all expectations

3 weeks
8 teams
3,000 lbs of goods
$5,000 cash
33,500 meals

A lively and highly competitive challenge (dubbed “The Great Food Bank Challenge”) recently took place at Prisma Graphic. This was our internal holiday donation drive for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, and the results this year were phenomenal due to a new approach.


Organized in teams with animal-themed names, employees embraced the challenge to see which team could collect the most donations during this 3-week challenge. The contest quickly became a fierce competition between The Monkeys and The Big Cats, yet it was The Tortoises who slowly and steadily collected enough donations to win the race.

Thanks to the competition-style approach, the overall results exceeded all expectations. In less than three weeks, 4,046 items were collected for a total of weight around 3,000 lbs– nearly equivalent in weight to a Honda Accord! In addition to these contributions, just over $5,000 was raised, which adds up to roughly 33,500 meals for hungry families in the Valley.

Event organizer, Ed Bazzy said “The success of this year’s drive surpassed our initial goal by miles. I wasn’t that surprised, however, because I know we have a group of people here with big hearts, who are caring and generous, not to mention very competitive. Also the support from Bob and Simon and all the management team, helped tremendously in making this a huge success.”

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BY PRISMANovember 23, 2011

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