Rand Worldwide's Third Annual Food Drive Almost Triples Support for Food Banks across North America

Competition between Offices in the United States and Canada Raises 18,025 lbs (8,176 kg) of Food for Local Food Banks

January 23, 2014 | Framingham, Ma

For the third year in a row, community minded employees at Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, have helped their local communities by replenishing supplies for food banks across North America in the lead up to the busy holiday season.

The Third Annual Rand Worldwide Food Drive Challenge raised 18,025 lbs (8,176 kg) of food, the approximate weight of two adult elephants, from seven offices across North America. This amount almost triples the amount of food raised during the 2012 campaign. Injecting fun and competitive spirit into the food drive, employees from many Rand Worldwide offices across North America challenged other offices and each other. The goal for participating offices was to collect the largest amount of food overall, as well as per employee in that office.

“While our employees are distributed across North America, staff challenges like our Annual Rand Worldwide Food Drive bring us together and build camaraderie despite our different geographies,” says Carole Trask, vice president of human resources, Rand Worldwide. “Sure it was a fun team building exercise, but perhaps more importantly, it gave everyone involved a chance to re-connect with the local communities in which they live and work.”

After a heated competition, Rand Worldwide’s Omaha, Nebraska, office pulled into first place by gathering a total of 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg) of food for the Calvary’s Closet Food Bank. The Cleveland, Ohio office finished in second place with a grand total of 5,190 lbs (2,354 kg) for the Cleveland Food Bank. Third place honors were given to the local Mississauga, Ontario office with a total of 2,559 lbs (1,161 kg) which they donated to the Eden Community Food Bank.

The honor of accumulating the most food per office employee also goes to the Omaha team who collected the most food per person with an impressive tally of 500 lbs (226 kg) per person. The runners-up included the Cleveland office with 247 lbs (112 kg) per person, and the Framingham, Massachusetts office with 118 lbs (54 kg) per person.

Honorable mentions for raising hundreds of pounds of food also go out to the local offices in Chicago, Illinois, Owings Mills, Maryland and Tampa, Florida.
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