RICHMOND, VA – Competing in their 5th annual Food Fight for FeedMore, Central Virginia's core hunger-relief organization, CapTech Richmond raised over $25,000, increasing contributions to FeedMore 65% over the 2016 campaign. This friendly competition against CapTech consultant and corporate teams will help provide over 100,000 meals for neighbors who struggle with hunger throughout Central Virginia. The check presentation will take place at FeedMore headquarters on December 8, 2017.
This year CapTech expanded the Food Fight program to its other office locations, modeled after the success of the Richmond campaign. In its inaugural year, the national CapTech Food Fight raised over $40,000 for food banks across the US. Launched in 2013, the annual CapTech Food Fight for FeedMore has donated a combination of food and funds to provide more than 200,000 meals locally over the past
"I am in awe of the generosity, creativity, and drive of CapTechers to support the fight against hunger," said CapTecher and Food Fight Lead Jeanine Cook. "The enthusiasm and excitement during the Food Fight was electric and it is incredible to watch the program and its impact on the community continue to grow."
"We are thankful to have CapTech standing beside us as we fight hunger in our communities," said Doug Pick, Chief Executive Officer at FeedMore. "We love the spirit of CapTech's Food Fight and continue to be impressed, and humbled, by the outpouring of love and support we receive from the CapTech family."
Utilizing FeedMore's online giving platform, the teams easily kept track of monetary donations. Clever fundraising methods this year even included leveraging body piercing. When one team exceeded their fundraising goal, the team captain pierced his eyebrow, donated by Lucky 13.
FeedMore provides comprehensive hunger relief programs that impact more than 200,000 individuals with a focus on feeding children, families, and seniors. With programs like Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and weekend Back Pack program, FeedMore serves 34 counties and cities across Central Virginia and last year, distributed nearly 23 million meals to neighbors in need across the Commonwealth.
About FeedMore: FeedMore is Central Virginia's core hunger-relief organization dedicated to providing neighbors in need with healthy meals and hope for a better tomorrow. With a service area that stretches across 34 cities and counties, FeedMore helps the more than 200,000 children, families and seniors in Central Virginia who struggle with hunger. Working to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore's multi-tiered approach, comprehensive programs and network of more than 300 partner agencies are dedicated to providing neighbors who face hunger with one of the most basic necessities: nourishment. For additional information, please visit FeedMore.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.