Volunteer Frenzy!

Food Lifeline volunteers

Yes, that’s a heart-shaped potato our team found in this huge bin.

Six Hart Crowser staffers volunteered their time at Food Lifeline last week to kick off this year’s participation in Food Frenzy. Food Frenzy is a team-building competition between hundreds of socially responsible companies working to help end hunger for children in Western Washington.

This particular session involved bagging potatoes from huge crates into 5-pound bags. We earned points for the Hart Crowser Food Frenzy team and, in just two hours, helped Food Lifeline to provide 4,154 meals.

Volunteering is just one of many ways to earn points for Food Frenzy. Check it out here. The main event takes place during two weeks in July, and it’s a lot of fun. If your company wants to compete, contact Food Lifeline.

Food Frenzy Raises Money and Food for Children


Donations for Food Lifeline

Hart Crowser staff recently took part in Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy competition, a creative competition between local businesses to raise funds and food for Food Lifeline to end hunger for children in western Washington. The “frenzied activities” extended over a couple weeks in July, and Hart Crowser came in fourth in the Design and Construction company category.

We also had a friendly competition within Hart Crowser to spur on the action. We created four teams to compete against each other: Team Geotech, Team Environmental, Team Edmonds, and Team Admin. 

In addition to food donations, Hart Crowser sponsored events to raise money, including a silent auction, breakfast buffet, book sale, and bake sale.  Each of the four teams created theme baskets for the auction and individuals or small groups came up with other creative items to make or obtain.  Maybe the most unique auction item was an offer by one employee to shave his beard that raised $230 alone.  We thank Geiger (promotional products) for their donation of a number of items for the auction.

Our teams raised $4,590, and donated 1,326 pounds of food.

And the winner?  Food Lifeline, which accumulated 22,000 food items and raised $490,000!