Hancock's Bakery, Redmond Chamber Set to Square Off in Final Four of March Can Madness Food Drive

The contest has brought in 13,140 pounds of food and $2,011 in cash donations so far.

From a Hopelink news release:

A strong showing by wasn’t enough to knock off the in Round 3 of ’s March Can Drive competition and the chamber will face in the final four.

Redmond Athletic Club brought in 955 pounds of food during the third week of the competition for a total of 1,838 pounds, but was aced out in the overall score this week. The Redmond Chamber collected 367 pounds in week 3, but scored 122 points to beat RAC’s score of 29 points.

To ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to compete on a level playing field, the competition uses a unique scoring system:  the total pounds of food donated by a business are divided by the total number of employees, resulting in a competitive “score.”

In the third week of the contest, defending champ Hancock’s Bakery eliminated 180 Degrees Chiropractic, collecting 512 pounds of food for a score of 146. TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Shoreline defeated Jake’s Kirkland/Life is Good, while Guild Mortgage aced out Kirkland’s Hallmark Realty.

The eight businesses competing in week 3 collected a total of 3,685 pounds of food and $134 in cash, bringing the total for the campaign so far to 13,140 pounds and $2,011.

Hopelink’s third-annual competition is patterned after the national spring college basketball tournament, matching businesses in weekly contests to see which one can bring in the most food. Teams are bracketed together in pairs and one winner from each 2-member bracket advances to the following week.


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