Charity Food Drive

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

NEOFRA is once again hosting a charity food drive at the MVRC to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. We encourage teams and spectators to bring non-perishable food items and drop them off at the food donation table when they arrive.

***UPDATE 9/12/17*** - we will now also accept donations of cash, check, or gift cards that can be used to purchase food items.

For teams competing for the "Most Charitable" awards, we will credit you at a rate of $2.00 per item for any monetary donations and have this item total added to any physical food items you bring. Some teams had mentioned they did not have space to bring physical items with them. We feel this change will increase the total value of donations to the food bank. And $2 per item is likely much more expensive than most physical items teams bring, so this change will not exclude teams who've gathered lots of physical goods from being competitive for prizes. In the end though, it's all about helping out the food bank as much as we can!


The most-needed food items are peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, tuna fish, dry pasta, and macaroni and cheese. Come watch the competition and help out a great cause!

The MVRC Planning Committee would like to extend an huge THANK YOU to AndyMark for donating the team prizes for our Charity Food Drive.


For Competing Teams:

We know you are busy preparing for the competition, but we certainly want our MVRC teams to join in the spirit of giving! Toward that end, the teams that donate the most items toward the food drive will earn cool prizes donated by AndyMark!

We will have you turn in your items to the pit administration table when you first check in. They will be counted and documented.

  • First place will receive $150 in AndyMark gift certificates and a bonus $25 certificate. In the past, we provided an AndyMark XL hoodie as part of the first place prize. Use the bonus certificate to choose the size you want...or spend it on more AndyMark parts - your choice!
  • Second place will receive $75 in AndyMark gift certificates.