C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., is collaborating with NBC Minneapolis–Saint Paul affiliate KARE 11 for a food and fund drive called the KARE 11 Food Fight. The collaboration aims to fight hunger in Minnesota by donating to Second Harvest Heartland food bank.
The Food Fight pits four of the station’s anchors — Belinda Jensen, Julie Nelson, Eric Perkins and Randy Shaver — against each other in a friendly competition to see who can collect the most food. According to a news release, last year’s Food Fight collected more than 860,000 pounds.
As a co-creator of the event, C.H. Robinson will staff each donation location throughout the day, and provide the transportation to collect and deliver donations. The company expects to donate more than 25,000 pounds of food this year.
“Each donation, large or small, allows us to take another step forward in preventing hunger, especially during the holiday season,” Angie Freeman, vice president of human resources at C.H. Robinson, said in a news release.
The Nov. 25 event encourages individuals, companies and groups to bring donations to one of the designated drop-off locations: Whole Foods in Maple Grove, Byerly’s in Minnetonka, Cub Foods in Eagan, and Kowalski’s in Woodbury. Online donations can also be made at Second Harvest Heartland’s website.