Warehouse filled with energy during the 5th Annual Food Sort Challenge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The competitive energy was on high at the Ottawa Food Bank’s 5th Annual Food Sort Challenge on October 14th. A big thank you to the 22 teams (and two OFB teams) who brought their A-games and competed in hopes of becoming the next Food Sort Champions!

In one day, these 24 teams sorted 24 tons of food to be distributed to people in need in the Ottawa community. Also, many teams went above and beyond, and as a result fundraised a combined total of $19,296 and approximately 300 lbs. of food!

Congratulations and thank you to all the teams involved for being such wonderful ambassadors and supporters of the Ottawa Food Bank. Extra congratulations to the WINNERS!

The winners are…

  • Most Spirited Team – Rainbow Foods: Rainbow Warriors
  • Best Team Costume – MPI: MPI Martians
  • Top Fundraising Team – CADTH: CADTH Canned Goods
  • Top Fundraising Individual – Brian Goodwill (IBM)
  • 3rd Place – CaRMS: CaRMS CaRES with 17:05
  • 2nd Place – Postmedia with 16:16
  • 2016 FOOD SORT CHAMPIONS – Halpenny Insurance with 16:13!

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all participants for helping us move our neighbours beyond hunger.

Also thank you to the people who helped make this event what it is. Thank you to our Premier Event Sponsor, Investors Group, and our Team Food Sponsor, Whole Foods Market Lansdowne Park. Thank you to our incredible Prize Sponsors, Escape Manor, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Canadian Outback Adventures & Events, Union Local 613, Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa, Strathmere, Gabriel Pizza, Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, and Fresco Bistro Italiano. Finally, thank you to our wonderful MC and hype-man Carlo Lombard from Progressive Shift.

Below are all the team photos – if you would like to see more from the day, please check out the Facebook photo album.

Team Photos

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