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Food drive competition brings in 1,694 pounds of food

November 26, 2007

By Roz Kohls
Staff Writer

Crest Healthcare Supply and American Time & Signal of Dassel had their annual food drive competition Nov. 16. The contest produced a total of $1,694 pounds of food for the Meeker County Food Shelf.

American Time & Signal collected 1,190 pounds, twice as much as what the Crest Healthcare Supply employees collected. The prize for winning is that Crest employees will treat the ATS employees with doughnuts.

Last year, Crest won the competition, which produced a total of 1,451 pounds.

“The two companies have been doing this for a number of years,” said Heidi Burg, associate communications manager and one of the Crest organizers of the event.

Usually the team that loses the competition is highly motivated to win the next year, she said.

Each company collects food from its employees in November. Then the food is brought to a floor scale in the back of the Crest facility, where it’s weighed. Finally, the food is hauled to the food shelf in Litchfield.

Those who helped haul and weigh food included Buck Servin, Erin Hunt, Corey Barnes, Rosalyn Ray, JoAnn Teska, Juliet Bollin and Marge Rusch.