C.H. Robinson Partners with Minnesota NBC Affiliate for KARE 11 Food Fight
- by Jordan Okumura
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – C.H. Robinson has partnered with Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 in order to hold its annual one-day food and fund drive, the KARE 11 Food Fight.
This unique, creative event pits KARE 11's four anchors, Belinda Jensen, Julie Nelson, Eric Perkins and Randy Shaver, against each other to see who can raise the most food to benefit Second Harvest Heartland, a foundation dedicated to fighting hunger in Minnesota.
“The Food Fight is a creative, fun, and festive way for local residents and companies to give back to their own community,” said Angie Freeman, Vice President of Human Resources at C.H. Robinson. “Each donation, large or small, allows us to take another step forward in preventing hunger, especially during the holiday season.”
As co-creators of the KARE 11 Food Fight, C.H. Robinson will both be providing vital staff for the fundraiser as well as transporting all donations to Second Harvest Heartland. In all, the company will be donating over 200 volunteer hours and more than 25,000 pounds of food for the event, according to a press release.
Preventing hunger and providing food assistance are top priorities of the C.H. Robinson Foundation, and the Food Fight has been a powerful force for good towards both of these goals. 2013's Food Fight raised more than 860,000 pounds of food and C.H. Robinson is looking forward to an equally strong showing this year.
From 7:30 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25th, community members are encouraged to bring food or cash donations to drop-off locations at Whole Foods in Maple Grove, Byerly’s in Minnetonka, Cub Foods in Eagan, and Kowalski’s in Woodbury. Online donations can also be made through Second Harvest Heartland's website. C.H. Robinson and KARE 11 will be providing special guests and fun activities at each of the sites in order to encourage community participation. People can follow the events on Twitter through the hashtags: #KARE11FoodFight, #TeamBel, #TeamJulie, #TeamPerk, and #TeamRandy.
All donations from this event will go towards supporting Second Harvest Heartland, a foundation which supports over 530,000 individuals annually. For every 1.2 pounds of food donated, Second Harvest Heartland is able provide one meal to those Minnesotans experiencing the stress of hunger.
Great work on this important cause, C.H. Robinson!