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ITS Logistics has been partnering with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for years with food drives and fundraisers but thought they would change it up this year by hosting a pumpkin pie eating contest for their employees at their downtown Reno office.

“We love supporting the Food Bank, but we wanted to do something different this year that our employees could really get excited about,” said Kaitlin Whitehead, Talent Acquisition Manager. “We had a fun idea to tie in a pumpkin pie eating contest on National Pumpkin Day, which is this Tuesday, October 26th.”

The rules were simple, 10 employee contestants had 8 minutes to eat as many pumpkin pies as they could. ITS donated $100 for every pie eaten by all of the contestants, and ITS employees could buy as many $10 raffle tickets to sponsor as many contestants as they want, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The event raised $4,000 total for the Food Bank!

“We are so grateful to partners like ITS Logistics who make it possible for us to help the 107,000 people that we do each month,” said Jocelyn Lantrip, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. “We celebrate these creative ideas that get more people involved and every $1 raised helps us to provide 3 meals helping their neighbors who face hunger right here in northern Nevada.”

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