December 19, 2018 – Competing in the CapTech National Food Fight, CapTech Charlotte raised more than $15,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM). The CapTech Food Fight is a friendly competition among the consulting firm's eight office locations. The check presentation took place at the Food Bank during a volunteer event on November 29.
"Our partnership with CapTech has allowed SHFBM to distribute over 90,000 pounds of food throughout our 19-county service region to many of the 700+ nonprofit agencies that we serve, notes Kay Carter, SHFBM CEO. Volunteer service combined with financial support truly make a difference in our community as we work to end hunger. We are so thankful for our friends at CapTech, for all that they do."
CapTech's National Food Fight, which takes place annually in November, raised over $115,000 for local food banks across the country in 2018. CapTech Charlotte competed against other offices to raise the most funds per capita for local food banks, increasing their funds raised by 230% from the 2017 fundraiser.
"Our employees have really embraced our relationship with Second Harvest, from volunteering to fundraising, and it is exciting to watch our impact grow over time," said CapTech principal Errol Restelli. "CapTech has rallied with enthusiasm behind helping to impact hunger in the Charlotte region."
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives to eliminate hunger through advocacy, education, and partnerships for the solicitation and distribution of food. They serve 14 counties in North Carolina and 5 counties in South Carolina. For more information on donating or volunteering, visit www.secondharvestmetrolina.org.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina: As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2017-2018, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 54 million pounds of food and household items to over 700 hunger-feeding agencies, including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.