in Kirkland brought in a whopping 837 pounds of food in Round 2 of ’s March Can Drive competition to help stock the agency’s food banks, eliminating , which collected 244 pounds. The single-elimination competition continues through March 30.
Guild Mortgage will face in Round 3. Hallmark Realty collected 480 pounds of food last week, knocking out Sterling Savings Bank, which brought in 127 pounds.
The third Kirkland business entering Round 3 is , which collected 98 pounds and eliminated Chuck Olson Chevrolet Kia in Shoreline.
To ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to compete on a level playing field, the competition uses a unique scoring system: the total pounds of food donated by a business are divided by the total number of employees, resulting in a competitive “score.”
The 16 businesses competing in the second week of the contest collected a total of 4,520 pounds of food and $788 in cash, bringing the total for the campaign so far to 9,455 pounds and $1,878.
Hopelink’s third annual competition is patterned after the national spring college basketball tournament, matching businesses in weekly contests to see which one can bring in the most food. Teams are bracketed together in pairs and one winner from each two-member bracket advances to the following week.
Businesses set to face off in Round 3 of the competition:
- 180 Degrees Chiropractic, Redmond
- Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce
- Guild Mortgage, Kirkland
- Hallmark Realty, Kirkland
- Hancock's Bakery, Redmond
- Jake's Kirkland/Life is Good
- Redmond Athletic Club
- TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, Shoreline
From a Hopelink press release.