Businesses: sign up for Can Madness

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park businesses have until February 26 to sign up for Hopelink’s sixth annual Can Madness competitive food drive. The fun and friendly tournament is aimed at replenishing Hopelink food banks during the challenging late-winter months.

Last year, 32 businesses – including three in Shoreline – collected nearly 30,000 pounds of food and almost $3,000 in cash during the five-week, single-elimination tournament. Redmond Physical Therapy took home the trophy, defeating JJ Mahoney’s Irish Pub in the final round.

To ensure that groups of all sizes are able to compete on a level playing field, the competition uses a unique scoring system that divides the number of pounds of food collected each Friday by a denominator that reflects the size of the business. 

The tournament will run from March 1 through April 3.

Toni / Guy has been a strong competitor
Staff load donations

Hopelink Can Madness is a bracketed competition similar to the national spring college basketball tournament, matching businesses in weekly contests to see which one can bring in the most food. The annual food drive was created six years ago as a way to help offset the traditional decline in donations after the holidays, while enabling local businesses to compete for the title. Since 2010, the competition has brought in 91,035 pounds of food and $8,044 in cash.

More information and registration online or contact Jenny Dreyfuss Ibrahim at  425-897-3710.

Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in north and east King County by promoting self-sufficiency for all members of our community and helping people make lasting change. Hopelink assists people with meeting their needs for food, shelter, homelessness prevention, family development and stabilization, transportation and adult literacy skills. For more information on Hopelink and its services, call 425-869-6000. 


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