Corporate challenge provides 1.2 million meals

LOUISVILLE – The 19th annual Compete to Beat Hunger Corporate Challenge raised enough money and collected enough food to provide 1.2 million meals to those in need of food assistance in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Twenty-one area companies donated $293,499 and 30,326 pounds food during the three-week challenge in May and June to benefit the nonprofit Community Food Share in Louisville, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.

Employees and leaders came together in many ways to support the campaign – from joining and leading teams, to organizing events and collecting money, to loading food onto trucks and unloading and sorting it at Community Food Share’s warehouse.

Participating companies included Amgen Inc., Ball Aerospace & Technologies/Ball Corp., Brocade Communications, CableLabs, Cardinal Peak, Complete Energy Services-Rockies Division, Corden Pharma Colorado, Covidien, Encision Inc., The Hain-Celestial Group, Level 3 Communications Inc., McKesson, Micro Motion, NextFoods Inc. PANalytical Boulder, ParTech, ReMax of Boulder, Rosemount DP Flow Design and Operations, Safe Systems, Training Peaks and The WhiteWave Foods Co.

Awards were presented to the winners of the competition, based on a point system. The top five winners were:

Total points: 1, WhiteWave; 2, CableLabs; 3, Ball Corp.; 4, Brocade Communications; 5, PANalytical Boulder.

Total points per employee: 1, NextFoods Inc.; 2, WhiteWave; 3, CableLabs; 4, PANalytical Boulder; 5, Cardinal Peak.

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