Victoria tech companies raised more than $45,200 for their annual food back challenge for Mustard Seed. (VIATEC photo)

Victoria tech companies donate record-breaking weight of food

VIATEC’s 16th annual food bank challenge raised $45,224.40 for Mustard Seed

VIATEC’s generosity weighed in at more than 3,240 pounds this year — double the amount of food they raised for the Mustard Seed last holiday season.

It’s a record for the VIATEC Foundation Food Bank Challenge, which also saw $45,224.40 donated between 18 CRD-based companies.

READ MORE: Greater Victoria tech community raised $72,000 for local food bank

READ MORE: Mustard Seed celebrates ribbon-cutting on re-envisioned food bank

“The participants got creative with their fundraising this year; There were wine raffles, bake sales, pancake breakfasts, chili cook-offs, office parties, plenty of interoffice competition and even a push-up competition between two companies,” VIATEC CEO, Dan Gunn, said in a press release.

“They’ve been digging deep, having fun and making a difference as part of the VIATEC Foundation Food Bank Challenge for over a decade and it’s because of them that many families will have food on the table this holiday season, and throughout the year.”

The challenge has brought in more than $2.25 million for Mustard Seed since 2002.

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