The BIGGEST and BEST Food Sort Challenge Yet!

You were Ready. You were Set. And you SORTED your hearts out!

This year’s 6th Annual Food Sort Challenge, presented by Escape Manor, was amped to the next level thanks to the record number of teams, amazing venue, and incredible partners and sponsors.

In one day, these 48 teams sorted through 48,000 lbs of food in an unbelievably short period of time. Additionally, these generous teams raised an incredible $67,565! Thanks to the teams and individuals who went above and beyond to help us provide food to our neighbours in need.

A big thank you to Carlo Lombard of Progressive Shift, and The New Hot 89.9 Morning Hot Tub, and Street Team for keeping the energy going all day with music, dancing, and commentary.

Congratulations and thank you to all the teams involved for being such wonderful ambassadors and supporters of the Ottawa Food Bank. Your enthusiasm and competitive spirits were much appreciated. Extra congratulations to the WINNERS!

The winners are…

  • Most Spirited Team – Team Medex (you’ve won a Farm Boy gift pack)
  • Top Fundraising Team – Sakto Corporation (you’ve won a Strathmere team day)
  • 3rd Place – IASTE Local 471 & Big Rig – 16 minutes 44 seconds
  • 2nd Place – Boone Bad Apples from Boone Plumbing – 16 minutes 41 seconds
  • 2018 FOOD SORT CHAMPIONS – Agriteam Canada – 15 minutes 44 seconds

Agriteam Canada, our grand prize winners and 2018 FOOD SORT CHAMPIONS, have won a family-style dinner for 10 from Craft Beer Market, and Escape Room experience from Escape Manor, and their name officially plated on the Food Sort Challenge Trophy. CONGRATULATIONS!

The day would not have been possible if it weren’t for the amazing team of volunteers who helped clean, reset, and keep the fun going between each round. THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication.

The fun didn’t end when the Food Sort Challenge was complete. Thank you to all who carried on having a blast at the Craft Beer Market After Party.

This event wouldn’t have been as great of a success if it weren’t for our sponsors and friends of the Food Sort Challenge. Thank you to Escape Manor, Boone, Craft Beer Market, Hot 89.9, Stericycle, UTG Digital Media, Palladium Insurance, Blakely, UBrand, and The Colourful Chameleon.

Also thank you to all the amazing local organizations who helped keep our teams happy by contributing wonderful prizes. Thank you to Escape Manor, Craft, Strathmere, Farm Boy, Nintendo, OSEG, Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, LoneStar, Cora’s, Tailgators, Occhu Kitchen, Jonny Cannucks, The Loft, Framed, Holtz Spa, Back in Balance Chiropractic and Massage, Daya Spa, CocoBella Spa, Hand and Stone Massage, Ezcape Spa, Stella and Dot.


One Response

  1. This food sorting challenge sounds like a lot of fun, and I will be doing this challenge with my friends. I hope that my mates won’t say no to this challenge since a few of them are a little busy with work right now.

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