Food Bank of Delaware declares winners of third annual DelawareCAN contest

A farm scene, huge lunch box, a power grid, a child reading, a mosque and other structures made of nonperishable foods were among the winners of our third annual DelawareCAN competition.

In an effort to help stock our shelves and ensure that hungry Delawareans have access to healthy foods, we launched our third 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 and educational communities. Participants held food drives and competed to create sculptures out of the food items collected. In total, we received more than 46,000 pounds through the DelawareCAN competition.

The following organizations were declared winners by our panel of judges today. The “People’s Choice Award” was chosen by the Food Bank of Delaware’s Facebook fans.

Business category:

  • Best Use of Labels – KBR & DuPont
  • Best Use of Most Needed Items – Bank of America
  • Best Meal – Bank of America
  • Most Creative – Delmarva Power
  • Best in Show – Chase
  • People’s Choice Award – Chase
  • Bounty Award – Barclays Wilmington

Youth category:

  • Best Use of Labels – Zakat Foundation
  • Best Use of Most Needed Items – St. Mary Magdalen School
  • Best Meal – Layton Prep and Centreville School
  • Most Creative – Sussex Tech
  • Best in Show – Wilmington Montessori School
  • People’s Choice Award – Zakat Foundation
  • Bounty Award – Wilmington Montessori School

“Last week we were worried as supplies became low in both of our warehouses,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations and schools we now have more than 46,000 pounds of nonperishable goods that we can get out into our community. These donations could not have come at a better time.”

“We were so honored to be part of DelawareCAN again this year,” said Chip Rossi, Delaware Market President, Bank of America. “It is a terrific team building activity and provides much needed food for our fellow Delawareans!”

“Helping the needy was never so much fun,” said Irfan Patel of the Zakat Foundation. “It was very fulfilling to see the team spirit at work in spearheading the campaign, and the creativity applied in the planning, designing and building the structure. At the same time, the realization that this is all going to help the needy made our day.”

The following organizations/schools/groups participated in the third annual DelawareCAN competition:

Business category:

  • Chase
  • Barclays (Wilmington)
  • Capital One
  • KBR & DuPont
  • Delmarva
  • Barclays
  • TD Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Delaware State University

Youth category:

  • Layton Preparatory and Centerville School
  • Wilmington Montessori School
  • St. Mary Magdalen
  • Zakat Foundation
  • Sussex Tech
  • St. Ann’s

For information on participating in next year’s DelawareCAN competition, please contact Caitlin Custer, Food Bank of Delaware Donor Outreach Coordinator, at (302) 292-1305 ext 253 or

Check out some pictures from all of our participants!


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