Thursday, October 24, 2013

MHAworks organizes and presents the third annual C.F.D. {Creative Food Drive}

Despite the lack of a shining sun and blue skies of this past Saturday, October 19, MHAworks presented the third annual C.F.D. {Creative Food Drive} for the local community of Durham. Twenty competing teams, and sixty volunteers, along with families, friends and the community brought both smiles and pounds upon pounds of food to American Tobacco Campus to show their amazing building skills with cans, boxes and bags of food. Thanks to the teams and the community, this year’s grand total reached 13,500 pounds of donated food, all going to those in need through Durham nonprofits Housing for New Hope and the Food Bank.

CFD is a food drive competition / community festival, where teams comprised of businesses, organizations and community members raise non-perishable food items and design and construct sculptures out of the food.

We want to thank everyone involved, first and foremost among our volunteers, competing teams and judges. Everyone’s participation contributed to a great event!

The 2013 winners:

Best Overall Corporate: RDK Engineers
Best Overall Non-Corporate: Duke students sponsored by Whole Foods
Most Creative: Riverside High School
Most Complex: Stewart Inc.
Most Food Raised: Freelon
People’s Choice: Smith+Gardner

The community of Durham also enjoyed the cool afternoon with our Emcee, Frank Stasio, live music featuring Embers End, Sarah Shook & the Devil, and Lonnie Walker, local beer and food trucks. The Kid’s Zone entertained the little ones with a bouncy castle and pumpkin painting. This year’s panel of judges included the City of Durham’s Honorable Mayor Bill Bell, Michael Hining, President of MHAworks; Adrian Brown of the Durham Chamber, Sherry DeVries of the Durham Arts Council, and Bill Kalkhof, former President of DDI.

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