Our partners from the CarsArrive decided it was time for their CEO to go!
Over the past month, the staff has been bringing non-perishable food donations — pasta, cereal, canned goods, etc. — to their headquarters in Mesa, AZ. The goal: to CAN their CEO, Michael Briggs, by filling his office with so much food that he would no longer be able to get inside.
Can the CEO is a great team building activity that helps raise awareness about hunger in the United States by taking action in a fun way. But, rest assured, the CarsArrive team was serious about reaching their goal. They developed a menu of the type of food that should be donated throughout the campaign (Week 1 was canned goods, soups, and juices; Week 3 was Shark Week, so canned tuna was requested). They even designed and printed their own t-shirts!
With that kind of focus, it’s no surpise that Michael came into the office last week and had no place to sit. A grand total of 700 lbs. of food was donated, enough to fill Michael’s office and will provide more than 580 meals to their neighbors in need.
Our friends from Low Budget Movers volunteered to pick up and deliver the donations to the Midwest Food Bank. CarsArrive had donated so much food, however, that the Food Bank couldn’t accept it all! So, they had to deliver 7 boxes of food to the United Way that was located just around the corner.
Maricopa County has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country. More than 571,000 people in the county face hunger, including 1 in 5 children. Thank you to everyone at CarsArrive, and to the crew at Low Budget Movers, for recognizing the urgency of the problem and taking action.
Does your CEO deserve to be Canned? Let’s start planning your food drive today!