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Vons to Host Charitable CANstruction Competition to Benefit FOOD Share

More than 8,000 canned goods will be used to construct the biggest and best structure from 20 different VONS teams

April 27, 2012 - PRLog -- (Ventura, Calif.) - On Thursday, May 3rd from 8am to 10am, Vons executives, including Vons President Lori Raya, and the company’s 278 store managers will meet at San Buenaventura State Park for a charitable CANstruction competition.

The group will be randomly assigned to one of 20 teams and challenged to use canned food items to build a variety of large structures that replicate southern California landmarks. Vons is providing more than 8,000 canned items for the contest and will be donating the product to FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank, which has received 2,995,950 pounds of food from Vons since 2003 (equivalent to 2.5M meals).

Judging the competition will be FOOD Share board members and management staff.

About Vons
Vons is the largest division of Safeway, Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. Safeway operates 1,678 stores in the United States and western Canada, 278 of which are in southern California and southern Nevada that operate under the Vons and Pavilions banners. Vons supports a broad range of charitable and community programs and in 2011, donated more than $14 million to cancer research, schools, as well as programs and services that assist veterans and people with disabilities. For more information, please visit www.vons.com.

About FOOD Share
FOOD Share, Ventura County’s only regional food bank, distributes millions of pounds of food each year to those in need. FOOD Share provides food year-round to more than 74,500 Ventura County children, adults, seniors and families each month via more than 150 Ventura County pantry partner agencies and multiple programs. FOOD Share’s many programs include the Senior Brown Bag supplemental nutrition program that provides supplemental groceries to nearly 2,000 low income seniors throughout Ventura County, the Senior Nutrition Program providing home delivered meals to homebound seniors in Oxnard and Ventura, and the Kids’ Farmers’ Markets that offer nutrition education, healthy recipe preparation, taste testing and a farmers’ market free fresh produce “shopping experience” to children in Ventura County afterschool programs. In 2011, FOOD Share partnered with Ventura County’s Human Services Agency to provide expanded CalFresh enrollment assistance. CalFresh, formerly called food stamps, is the largest federal nutrition assistance program that provides supplemental nutrition assistance to eligible Ventura County residents. For more information: call (805) 983-7100 or go to http://www.foodshare.com.

About Feet First Eventertainment
Feet First is a California-based team building company with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.  Feet First produces over 250 corporate team building events each year, with an emphasis on interactive “play with a purpose.” During the past few years Feet First has helped corporate clients give back to their local communities, facilitating the donation of tens of thousands of canned goods and hundreds of bicycles to food banks and children’s charities.  For more information: call (800) 393-3338 or go to http://www.FeetFirstEvents.com.

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Last Updated:Apr 27, 2012
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