Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Bag Off" Competition - City of Chandler/Town of Gilbert


May 25, 2011

Media Contacts:
Chandler:  Jane Poston, 480-782-2231
Gilbert:  Beth Lucas, 480-503-6766                     

Everyone Wins in Mayor “Bag Off” Competition

Chandler, AZ— The Mayoral Bag Off competition ended in a tie this morning with both Chandler and Gilbert adding 400 pounds of food each to their friendly food drive competition. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Gilbert Mayor John Lewis rolled up their sleeves and bagged up food for the hungry as the communities enter the final week of a Month of May Food Drive competition.

Albertsons donated the 800 pounds of food used in the Bag Off from their location at Lindsey and Warner in Gilbert. The five Albertsons stores in Chandler and Gilbert will also earmark all their May “$1, $3 and $5” cash register donations to the food drive.

The official Food Drive competition between the communities runs through May 31, and the winning community provides T-shirts for the losing community’s City Council to wear at an upcoming Council meeting.

The food drive benefits the Mesa United Food Bank, Chandler Christian Center and Matthews Crossing.  The final weigh in is scheduled for 3:30 Wednesday, June 1 at the Mesa United Food Bank, 245 S. Nina Dr., Mesa. 

For details about the food drive and food drop off locations in either community visit:

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