Winners announced in downtown competition to end hunger

Winners announced in downtown competition to end hunger
Posted at 1:53 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 13:53:49-05

Downtown Lansing Inc.’s 9th 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! 12 organizations from around downtown Lansing teamed up to help bring in $3,313 in monetary donations and nearly 6,000 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. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum won the Golden Can Trophy.

For the fourth 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 4,112 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 nearly 40,000 meals to those in need in metro-Lansing during this holiday season.

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 21, businesses, offices, and individuals in the downtown district dropped off food donations in front of the Capitol Building. All proceeds from the event benefited the Greater Lansing Food Bank.