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Rand Worldwide Doubles Support for Food Banks across North America in Second Annual Food Drive
The passionate employees at Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, focused on giving back to their local communities this holiday season by helping replenish supplies for food banks across North America.
The Second Annual Rand Worldwide Food Drive Challenge raised 7,987 lbs. (3,623 kg) of food from 9 offices across North America. This was approximately double the amount of food raised during the 2011 holiday season, the food drive’s inaugural year. Being a competitive team who strives to win, Rand Worldwide employees were challenged to raise the most pounds of food per office as well as per employee in that office. Visit IMAGINiT’s Facebook page for photos of the food drive.
“Although Rand Worldwide is a global organization, we all have strong ties back to the local communities in which we live and work,” says Carole Trask, vice president of human resources, Rand Worldwide. “It’s clear to see that our employees thrive on challenges because we almost doubled the amount of food raised this year. It also underlines what we’re all about ― accomplishing goals of which we can all be proud.”
The honor of collecting the most food based on weight was awarded to the Mississauga, Ontario office, which raised a total of 3,561 lbs. (1,615 kg) of food for the Eden Community Food Bank. In second place, Rand Worldwide’s Cleveland, Ohio office collected 2,167 lbs. (983 kg) of food for the Cleveland Food Bank. Visit IMAGINiT’s Facebook page to see photos of the winners.
When Rand Worldwide’s analytical engineers diced the weight of food collected by employee, a different story was told. Judging by the weight of food raised per person, the local Cleveland office took first place by collecting 99 pounds (45 kg) of food per employee. The Mississauga office came in a close second at 81 lbs. (37 kg) per person.
The runners-up included Rolling Meadows, Illinois bringing in 59 lbs. (27 kg) per person, Framingham, Massachusetts with 51 lbs. (23 kg) per person and Omaha, Nebraska bringing in 38 lbs. (17 kg) of food per person. Honorable mentions also go out to local offices in Dallas, Texas, Owings Mills, Maryland, Tampa, Florida and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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