Space Foundation Donates More than 1000 lbs of Food to Local Food Bank

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In December, the Space Foundation hosted two food drives supporting Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. The first food drive encouraged visitors to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to bring in a nonperishable food item in exchange for $2 off admission. The second was a “friendly” in-office competition, which involved pitting department against department in a competition to collect the greatest amount of food in a two-week period.

The teams were identified by planet names; Mars, Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto. The competition was filled with pranks, bad puns and mystery boxes. In the end, team members collected more than 900 pounds of food. The contest created a fun and competitive way for team members to support their local community and participate in team building.

Between the two food drives, the Space Foundation donated a total of 1,063 pounds of food for the holidays.

This article is part of Space Watch: January 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 1).

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