Food Bank of Delaware declares winners of second annual DelawareCAN

A slice of peCAN pie, a replica of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, a seven-foot ear of corn and other structures made of nonperishable foods were among the winners of our second annual DelawareCAN competition.

In an effort to help stock our shelves and ensure that hungry Delawareans have access to healthy foods, the we launched our second annual DelawareCAN competition in mid-September. The competition provided a creative way to collect much needed food and create a spirited competition in Delaware’s business community. Companies held food drives and competed to create sculptures out of the food items collected. In total, we received more than 30,000 pounds through the DelawareCAN competition.

The following Delaware businesses were declared winners by our panel of five judges. The “People’s Choice Award” was chosen by our Facebook fans.  

  • People’s Choice: PeCAN pie slice, ING DIRECT, Wilmington

  • Best Use of Labels: Ear of corn, Syngenta Corporation, Wilmington

  • Best Use of Most-Needed Items: Delaware Memorial Bridge, MDavis, Inc., Wilmington

  • Best Meal: Feed America flag, Bank of America, Newark

  • Best in Show: Bucket truck, Delmarva Power, Newark

  • The Bounty Award – Largest Food Donation: BarclayCardUS, Wilmington and Newark

“DelawareCAN participants definitely upped the ante this year,” said our President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “It was incredibly difficult to choose a winner this year, because all of the participants did an excellent job. As the panel of judges visited each participating site, we were so impressed by the creativity and excitement. We were so happy to see so many in our community taking a stand against hunger.”

“What impresses me most about the majority of the participating companies is the enthusiastic team spirit throughout the employee population,” said First Lady and guest judge Carla Markell. “It warms my heart to see large groups of caring people, working in our businesses and banking industry, come together to help people who need it.”  

“It was amazing to see that, even amidst the multitude of fundraisers and community outreach events that we do this time of year, that the food drive generated so much enthusiasm, attention and friendly competition,” said Matt Holub, DelawareCAN organizer for BarclayCardUS in Newark and Wilmington.

The following organizations participated in the second annual DelawareCAN competition:

  • BarclayCardUS
  • ING Direct
  • Syngenta Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • TD Bank
  • MDavis, Inc.
  • Delmarva Power
  • Rotary Club of the Brandywine Hundred
  • Valassis
  • BPGS Construction
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Layton Prep School
  • St. Ann’s Episcopal School

To view pictures from all of the participants, please click here.

For information on participating in next year’s DelawareCAN competition, please contact Larry Haas, Food Bank of Delaware Development Director, at (302) 294-0185 or



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