With our sixth-annual food drive behind us, Slalom has raised more than $1,125,000 for local food banks—which translates to 4.5 million meals.
The food drive is an important yearly reminder that hunger in even the world’s richest countries remains a genuine concern. As Slalom’s largest employee fundraiser, it’s also the perfect example of our “local first” philosophy. As a group, our local offices again demonstrated how the collective impact of regional fundraising translates to success on a much bigger scale.
"Can do" spirit, Washington, D.C.
Employing the can-do spirit
Each office chose its own beneficiary—from local food banks like Northwest Harvest and Atlanta Community Food Bank to the nationally focused Feeding America—and determined the best way to encourage participation. Activities included everything from trivia games and fun intra-office competitions to the awarding of the traveling “Can Do” spirit trophy, which every year goes to the office that raises the most funds per person. The trophy, which landed in Boston in 2012, New York in 2013, Houston in 2014, and Portland in 2015, is heading back to the east coast for 2017. Thanks to an amazing outpouring of support, the Washington, D.C. office has won our "Can Do" spirit trophy.
“One of the great aspects of this food drive is that it is entirely driven by our employees,” says John Tobin, Slalom co-founder and president.
Originated by San Francisco consultant Joe Dion in 2012, Slalom’s annual food drive continues to represent the best of what our community-focused model can accomplish.