December 20, 2018 – Competing in the CapTech National Food Fight, CapTech Chicago raised $11,789 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The CapTech Food Fight is a friendly competition among the consulting firm's eight office locations to raise the most funds per capita for local food banks. The check presentation took place on December 7th.
"The creativity and excitement shown by the CapTech Chicago office in their fund raising is truly inspiring," said Greater Chicago Food Depository Food Drive Marketing Manager Mark Beers. "Fighting hunger in Cook County is truly a community effort, and I love how CapTech Chicago took this as an opportunity to strengthen and engage their office community while supporting our efforts to make sure no one goes hungry."
CapTech's National Food Fight, which takes place annually in November, raised over $115,000 for local food banks across the country in 2018. The Chicago office was the 2018 winner of the Food Fight, raising an impressive average of $232 per person.
"Given the reach across Chicagoland of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the CapTech Chicago team chose to work with them in our annual holiday charity challenge," said CapTecher and Greater Chicago Food Depository volunteer Brad Jaehn. "It was incredible to see the generous spirit of our employees and the drive of friendly competition across our company help raise money to address hunger with this amazing organization."
The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes an average of 200,000 pounds of food every day to people in need across Chicago and Cook County. Their mission is to provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community. To learn more about donating or volunteering, visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
About Greater Chicago Food Depository: The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children's programs, older adult programs, and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 69 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products, and meat, the equivalent of 159,000 meals every day. For more information, visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.