Excited for the 7th Annual Food Sort Challenge?  We are too!

The Food Sort Challenge, presented by Mondeau Bathroom and Kitchen, a division of Boone Plumbing, is a fast-paced corporate and community challenge, where teams of 10 compete head-to-head to see who can sort food the fastest! This one-of-a-kind challenge is a great team builder where 56 teams from all business sectors will compete for all the glory.

Incredible prizes are awarded to the fastest team as well as the top fundraisers, and the most spirited team. Besides bragging rights and awesome prizes, the fastest team of the day will receive a trophy! Who doesn’t like trophies?

The Morning Hot Tub and the Street Team from the New Hot 89.9 will be there to keep the music cranked and the party going.

The details:

Where:  Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne
When: Friday, May 3, 2019 – first competition block is at 10AM
Competition Length: Approximately 30 minutes per team (full time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours, plus any time you spend at the after party!)
Team size: Each team is a maximum of 10 people with a minimum of six
Registration Fee:  $1,000

After Party!
Be sure to make time after your competition time and head over to Jack Astor’s Lansdowne! That’s where the after party is! Great deals on food for Food Sort Challenge participants, a DJ, and games to keep the fun going all day long!

Registration Info:

Click the “REGISTRATION” tab above, and follow the prompts to sign up your team today. Limited time slots available, so don’t delay!

For more information or to be added to our Food Sort Challenge update list, please contact us at events@ottawafoodbank.ca.

Ready? Set. SORT!


So you’ve decided to join in on the fun and register a team.
Wise choice!

Questions about the Food Sort Challenge? Contact us at events@ottawafoodbank.ca

I am interested, what do I need to do next?

Once you have workplace or group on board, go to our registration page and sign up! This will officially register your team and create your personalized team fundraising page. The person who registers will be the team captain and our main contact. Share your team page with the other members and encourage them to sign up online and start fundraising!

*Remember to write down your user name and password.

When is the money due?

First things first – you need to register to save your spot! After that, your team can begin fundraising for your $1,000 entrance fee. The money is due on or before game day.

How many people can I have on my team?

Each team can have a minimum of six and a maximum of 10 participants. For safety and fairness, we will not allow teams to exceed 10 people.

How long will my team be there?

The competition time is about 30 – 35 minutes (depending on how fast you sort!), but the entire time commitment is about an about an hour and a half. Everyone is encouraged to stay and watch the competitions and enjoy the event after your competition is completed.

Should we show up early?

Yes, participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their time slot for instructions and a group photo.

All right – I’m excited for the Challenge, but what else do you have for me?

  • Lots of fun to be had in holding zone before the competition even begins!
  • Music to keep our energy up
  • The Morning Hot Tub (Mauler, Rush, and Jenni) as well as the HOT 89.9 Street Team will be there to participate and cheer you on
  • Get your team photo taken to remember the day
  • Awesome prizes (AND A TROPHY) to be won!
  • After party at Jack Astor’s!
  • And more details to come!

What’s this I hear about an After Party?

Be sure to make time after your competition time and head over to Jack Astor’s Lansdowne! That’s where the after party is! Great deals on food for Food Sort Challenge participants, a DJ, and games to keep the fun going all day long!

Can I bring a friend to watch and cheer me on?

Yes, you can certainly bring your fans!  We have a cheering section with bleachers where they can catch all the action.

Is there parking?

Parking tickets are for the underground parking at TD Lansdowne Park. Thanks to our Parking Sponsor, Stericylce, each time will be issued one parking pass. Any additional parking is at team’s expense. We encourage carpooling! There should be no problem with parking before 6 p.m.

Is this a very physical event?

You must be able to stand and move at a steady pace for 30 minutes.  Some bending and lifting may be required. In the past, we’ve seen people work up a bit of a sweat – it all depends how competitive you are.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Aberdeen Pavilion is fully accessible. The competition involves a fair bit of movement, but we will certainly make accommodations if requested. Please let us know if your team requires any accommodations in advance.

What should we wear?

We always encourage people to wear costumes… everything is better when dressed up. But other than that, dress in layers so you can take adjust accordingly to temperature. No heels or open-toed shoes are permitted for safety reasons.

Each competition area will have a coat rack for your layers and bags.

What is the age requirement?

This event is intended for 19 years of age or older.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at events@ottawafoodbank.ca or 613-745-7001 ext. 121

Interested in being a Food Sort Challenge Sponsor for the 2019 event?
Please contact our events team at events@ottawafoodbank.ca

Thank you to our incredible sponsors who make the Food Sort Challenge possible.

2018 Food Sort Challenge:

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. Thanks to many teams and individuals going above and beyond and helping 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!

This event is going to be a bit of a team effort. We will be posting volunteer roles and sign up links here.

In the meantime – for more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ottawafoodbank.ca

Have a question or want to tell us how excited you are about the day?
Don’t hesitate to reach out!

613-745-7001 ext. 121


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