Originally Published: November 23, 2011 9:41 p.m.
The Yavapai Food Bank collected $11,759 in nonperishable food and cash donations courtesy of the first Quad-City Hunger Challenge, the Yavapai Gaming Agency announced in a news release.
Local businesses signed up for the three-month challenge that began in September to see which ones could enlist employee, community and customer support for collecting the most donations. More than 40 businesses participated.
The top three businesses that collected the most donations in each of the six categories appear as follows:
Ten or fewer employees: first place, House-Chilson Associates; second place, Strada Salon; and third place, Curves Prescott Valley.
Eleven to 25 employees: first place, Beal's Auto Body and Paint; second place, AZ-TV; and third place, Park Plaza Liquor and Deli.
Twenty-six to 50 employees: first place, West USA of Prescott; second place, Rummel Eyecare; and third place, Stepping Stones Agencies.
Fifty-one to 100 employees: first place, Hospice Family Care; and second place, Old Firehouse Plaza. No others entered in this category.
One hundred and 1 to 300 employees: first place, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic; second place, Yavapai Community Health; and third place, Costco.
Three hundred and more employees: Yavapai Gaming Agency was the sole entry in this category.
For more information, log onto www.quadcityhungerchallenge.org, or call Simon Fort, marketing director at the gaming agency, at (928) 515-5161.