Victoria tech companies have come together again this holiday season to give to a local food bank.
VIATEC’s Food Bank Challenge, now in its 15th year, raised a total of $72,000. That included more than $53,000 in cash donations and 1,733 lbs. of food, worth an estimated $4,900. The CEOs’ Steppin’ Up stair climb fundraiser brought in another nearly $14,000.
“It is our honour to continue to play a role in encouraging and directing the generous members of our community,” said VIATEC CEO Dan Gunn in a release.
“All the credit goes to our members and donors. They’ve been digging deep, having fun and making a difference as part of the VIATEC Food Bank Challenge for over a decade and we look forward to aiding them for many more decades to come.”
Since its inception, the challenge has raised more than $2.2 million worth of food and cash donations for the Mustard Seed.