2019 Food `n Fun Challenge Winners!
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Twenty-seven teams from throughout the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities collected 60,704 pounds of food in CAC’s 2019 Food `n Fun Challenge! That’s up slightly from 2018 total of 56,772 pounds!
The Food `n Fun Challenge is a year-round food drive contest among businesses, schools, congregations and any groups that want to participate. Groups chose what time of the year they want to hold their food drives and each May, to correspond with the end of the school year, CAC announces the teams that collected the most!
Food from the Challenge stocks the CAC Food Pantry year-round to provide for local families and individuals in need. In 2018 CAC distributed about 60,000 pounds of food a month to an average of 500 families a month. The pantry receives more than 1,200 visits a month.
Food donations from the Food `n Fun Challenge in the spring help ensure families can get the food they need during the summer. The pantry often runs low on food in the summer months because requests for food assistance typically increase during the summer while donations typically decline. During the summer months, families living on tight budgets face additional financial stress as food costs increase when children are home for school vacation and not receiving free lunches at school.
Taking the Challenge this year were businesses, schools, congregations, civic groups, neighborhoods and city departments. Winners were announced on May 10, 2019 at CAC’s Food Pantry. Temple Emanu-El was the recipient of the Pantry Partner award for their overall efforts to support the Food Pantry including food drives and more than 70 volunteers who work regularly scheduled shifts in the food pantry! – View the Food `n Fun photo gallery! –
Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church &
Knights of Columbus Council 16513 – 15,351 lbs
Business Category Winner
Graphic Packaging – 12,156 lbs.
Elementary School Category
Austin Elementary – 1st Place 4,361 lbs.
Heards Ferry Elementary – 2nd Place 1,958 lbs.
High School Category Winner
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School – 1,466 lbs.
Pantry Partner Award
Temple Emanu-El – 2,100 lbs.
Thank You Food `n Fun Business Partner
Thank you to all of the groups who participated in the Food Challenge Food Drive!
Austin Elementary School
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Epstein Elementary School
First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs
Graphic Packaging International
Heards Ferry Elementary School
Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
Holy Innocents Episcopal School
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
North Springs High School
Ridgeview Charter Middle School
Rivercliff Lutheran Church
Riverwood International Charter High School
Sandy Springs Christian Church
Sandy Springs Police Department
Sandy Springs United Methodist Church
St. John’s United Methodist Church
St. Jude Catholic Church & Knights of Columbus
St. Luke’s Presbyterian
Please find more information on the Food `n Fun Challenge.