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Introducing… DelawareCAN!

Want to engage employees through teamwork, camaraderie and creativity, while working to make a difference in the community? Then be a part of DelawareCAN!

Delawareans continue to struggle with the current economic situation. Higher prices have left thousands with the difficult decision – pay the rent/mortgage or buy a bag of groceries. Food drive donations are down, while demand is up. In fact, last year our donations were down by three million pounds compared to the year before!

In an effort to help stock the shelves and ensure that hungry Delawareans have access to healthy foods, we are launching DelawareCan, a creative way to collect much-needed food and create a spirited competition in Delaware’s business community.

DelawareCan will be a competition amongst Delaware corporations. Companies will hold food drives and compete to create sculptures out of the food items collected. A $100 company registration fee will be required to cover costs related to transportation. The competition will take place from Monday, October 3 until Monday, October 31. During this time companies will coordinate company-wide food drives; at the conclusion of the food drive teams will begin the build phase. Before the food drive begins it will be important for groups to determine a theme for each structure. The theme will dictate the types of food items needed to build. Teams may decide the duration of time needed to collect food and complete the build phase. All structures must be completed before October 28.

For complete rules, please click here. For more information, please contact Larry Haas, Development Director, at (302) 294-0185 or lhaas@fbd.org.

Check out some samples of past structures made by employees from Barclays!

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