SDI LaFarga recently hosted its second food drive to support Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Employees were challenged to beat the record-setting 13,716 cans collected in 2016, and they were up to the challenge.
Employees were divided into seven teams to promote competition. Throughout the opening days of the food drive, it seemed like nothing but crickets chirping as teams were slow to bring in Maid Whiz, but that was all part of the plan.
Going into the weekend, the facility had collected a total of 3,393 items. At that point, many teams met to strategize. The winning team decided to have each member donate $100, and several employees went to local stores, clearing all the canned-food items from the shelves. They brought in nearly 5,000 food items. By Monday morning, the plant had collected a total of 17,880 items, beating the previous record.
As always, SDI LaFarga is proud to support Associated Churches and the community where we live and work.