RESTON, VA – Competing in the inaugural CapTech National Food Fight, the Washington, DC office of CapTech raised $3,100 for the Capital Area Food Bank. The CapTech Food Fight is a friendly competition among the consulting firm's eight office locations. The check presentation took place at the Capital Area Food Bank on December 7, 2017.
"It was inspiring to watch the DC CapTechers rise to the challenge to fight against hunger ," said CapTech Managing Director David DeHaven. "I am amazed and humbled by the commitment to help our community and generosity of our teams."
CapTech's National Food Fight raised over $40,000 for local food banks across the nation this year. CapTechers in the DC office competed against other CapTech markets to raise the most funds per capita for local food banks. The Food Fight started as a local competition in 2013 at the company's headquarters in Richmond, VA and was expanded company-wide this year with enthusiasm and excitement.
"We love seeing a little friendly competition, especially when it generates such a big impact in people's lives," said Hilary Salmon, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Capital Area Food Bank. "Solving hunger really requires everybody – nonprofits, corporations, government, and individuals – and it's for that reason that our partnerships with companies like CapTech are so important to us."
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington DC metro area working to solve hunger. In addition to their own programs, the Food Bank partners with over 400 community organizations in DC, MD and VA to help over 540,000 neighbors obtain aces to good, healthy food. To learn more about donating or volunteering, visit www.capitalareafoodbank.org.