Winners of Downtown Lansing Food Fight announced

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 16:06:43-05

Downtown Lansing Inc.’s 7th annual competitive food drive: the Downtown Lansing Food Fight, Fight Against Hunger, is proud to make a big impact in the amount of food and monetary contributions collected to benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank! 16 organizations from around downtown Lansing teamed up to help bring in $5,899 in monetary donations and more than 4,700 pounds of food for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

For this competition only, each dollar donated was converted into one pound of food. After combining monetary donations with food donations, each team had a total number of adjusted pounds donated. The Golden Can Trophy winner is determined by the highest amount donated per team member. In their first year participating in the Food Fight, the R.E.Olds Transportation Museum won the Golden Can Trophy.

For the second year in a row, the winner of the Downtown Lansing Food Fight Heavyweight Award, the trophy awarded to the team that collects the most pounds of food, is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, whose team collected an impressive 2,403 pounds of food.

The Greater Lansing Food Bank estimates that with the donations from the Downtown Lansing Food Fight, they will be able to provide 43,000 meals to those in need in metro-Lansing during this holiday season.

Downtown Lansing Inc. is committed to creating a thriving world-class capital city by making our downtown and surrounding neighborhoods united, vibrant, economically strong and culturally dynamic through promotions, design, business development and organization.

The event is coordinated by the Organization Committee of Downtown Lansing Inc., with the purpose of bringing the downtown Lansing business community together to help in an increasing time of need for our community as a whole. On Tuesday, November 24, businesses, offices, and individuals in the downtown district dropped off food donations in front of the Capitol Building. All proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank.