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This year, our 2021 Foodraiser was virtual, using the wonderful product donation platform for non-profits, Onedeeds. Fifteen teams of teenagers and pre-teens from Granby, South Hadley, Longmeadow and West Springfield, and one team of our Rachel’s Table Board members purchased, with sponsorship from Taylor Street Dental, purchased 5,126 items that are being delivered to Amherst Survival Center, FCCMP, Providence Ministries, and JFS’s Afghan resettlement program. Rachel’s Table also, with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, added to that bounty by purchasing Thanksgiving holiday sides for the agencies as well as buying more items from JFS’s wish list for the Afghan resettlement program.  

Our winners – really, the winners are our agencies, and our community for stepping up. However, here are team winners:

Thank you to every one of you for participating in the Rachel’s Table Foodraiser this year! Just by participating, you made a difference in our community. YOU ARE ALL WINNERS! 

Once again, the goal of the Foodraiser is to purchase the MOST AMOUNT of items while staying within the $100 budget and also adhering to the nutritional distribution requirements.

(Items are a subset of products – e.g., the product is tuna, the item might be four cans to one pack/product of tuna…)

Here are the winners of the Foodraiser… 

1st place: Cross-country cookies
2nd place: Team W
3rd place: BELCC

Congrats to the winning team, Cross-country Cookies 🍪🏃️! WOOO! We will be in touch with the Cross-country Cookies shortly with information about prizes! 

We would also like to add a few honorable mentions. Everyone did a fantastic job working to stay within the requirements of the game while also selecting food and products that would benefit the agencies. Here are a few products that stood out! 

Most kid-friendly: BELCC (kid vitamin gummies! helping the kids stay happy AND healthy!)

Most unique: JBARK (ice pops- YUM!)

And lastly, we wanted to shout out a few teams who did an AMAZING JOB at budgeting and got the closest to $100 without going over. Peppermint Twists $99.85
Team MacDuffie $99.78
The Impastas $99.77
Food Rescue Rangers $99.40

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