More Than 175,000 Meals Provided by 2013 Food Mania Competitors

July 9, 2013 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

In just two weeks, 10 local companies came together in the Ultimate Food Fight to End Hunger during the 2013 Food Mania competition, which ran June 17-28. During the contest, participants raised nearly $45,000, collected more than 16,000 pounds of food, and donated more than 650 volunteer hours. Collectively, that is enough to provide more than 175,000 meals to our neighbors in need!

Thank you to our participants: Wilkerson CPA; KDV CPA; Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A.; Merchant & Gould P.C.; Asian Foods; Kemps; City & County Credit Union. And special thanks to our challengers: Eide Bailly; Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala; and Schwan’s Consumer Brands.

2013 Food Mania Award Winners:

Sector Overall First Place Winners: (Awarded for accruing the most points overall in each sector)
• Accounting: Eide Bailly
• Food: Schwan’s Consumer Brands
• Law: Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala
• Kitchen Sink: City & County Credit Union

Sector Per Capita First Place Winners: (Awarded for collecting the most points per capita in each sector)
• Kitchen Sink: City & County Credit Union
• Law: Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala
• Food: Schwan’s Consumer Brands
• Accounting: Eide Bailly

100% Awards: (Awarded for the greatest percentage of participation by employees among all sectors)
• Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala
• City & County Credit Union

Rookie Award: (Awarded to the top first-time participating organization among all sectors)
• Kemps

Since Food Mania began in 2008, competitors have raised nearly $250,000 and collected nearly 60,000 pounds of food to provide more than 1 million meals!

Thank you to all participating Food Mania companies, past and present. Your enthusiastic support helps ensure all Minnesotans have access to the food they need to thrive!

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