The employees of ESPN’s North campus in Bristol held a cross-departmental food drive competition that culminated this week in collecting over 15,000 items of food! The Travel Team won the first prize trophy with a whopping 57 items per person donated to the drive. Don Brooks, head of ESPN’s Corporate Outreach, along with Chelsea and Jackie, shows off the room full of food that was collected! All of the food will go to Foodshare partner agencies in Bristol, New Britain, and Hartford.
In addition to the food drive, ESPN employees will have the opportunity to participate in one of three Hunger 101 sessions offered at the ESPN campus on Thursday throughout the day. Foodshare staff will facilitate the role-playing sessions with groups of 20-25 ESPN employees. The discussion activity is designed to increase awareness and understanding of hunger and its causes in our community, and allows people to experience the challenges of feeding a family on a limited budget through available social services.
Contact us if you’d like to host Hunger 101 sessions at your workplace, school, or community group!