Since 1971, Hopelink has helped homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities make lasting change in their lives. Hopelink believes that everyone deserves a chance and that connected neighbors create healthy communities. Here at Xtreme, we are proud to be one of Hopelink’s connected neighbors.
During the entire month of March, Xtreme competed in Hopelink’s Can Madness tournament. Modeled after the NCAA Basketball tournament, local companies were paired up in a bracket and competed each week in a single-elimination food drive competition. Unfortunately, we were knocked out of the tournament by Hancock Bakery in the Final Four round last week. While we are a competitive bunch, we are still proud of all our contributions towards Hopelink’s fight against hunger, especially during a time of year when food bank donations traditionally diminish.
Over the past four weeks, Xtreme donated over 7,500 pounds of food and $2,500 to Hopelink’s Kirkland Food Bank. We may not have won the competition, but we were able to provide thousands of meals for families in need.
Xtreme also went above and beyond the donation duties by volunteering at the Kirkland Food Bank during the Can Madness tournament. A group of ten Xtreme employees took time out of their work schedules to help re-stock and sort the produce section for all the food bank visitors.
Participating in Hopelink’s Can Madness allowed us to actively support our local food bank while also strengthening our team bond. CEO Greg Rankich noted, “It feels great to get involved and support so many wonderful organizations across the country.”
We look forward to a continued partnership with Hopelink and all the wonderful fundraisers and events they organize.
For more information on Hopelink, please visit: https://www.hope-link.org/