MHAworks Architecture’s Creative Food Drive (CFD) is a distinctly Durham way of collecting non-perishable food for charity. It's not a competition to see who can collect the largest number of food items, (though the event certainly wants to make a major donation at the end of the day). It's a competition to see who can create the best stand-alone sculpture out of food items in 90 minutes.
The second annual CFD will be will be held Saturday, September 22. It will be a free block party at North Rigsbee (Motorco, Fullsteam, and the adjoining block) with activities for all ages. There will be face painting and games for the kids, and local breweries for the adults. ReverbNation will be returning for the second year with another three great bands, and food trucks like Will & Pops, Pie Pushers and The Parlour will be there.
Sixteen teams competed last year and collected more than 8,160 meals for the Food Bank. This year organizers are looking to expand the event to 20 teams. Entry for teams is free. Semprius, 2011 Winner of the Best Overall Award, will be returning and are looking to stay on top.
“The whole experience was great,” said Joseph Carr, CEO of Semprius. “At the end of the program, we had employees looking to the next year, throwing out ideas to make the sculpture even better.”
King’s Red and White Super Market, a partnering grocery store for CFD, will help teams build the sculpture of their dreams with wholesale pricing.