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Leader of the Pack

corporate challenge sponsored by Mengel Metzger Barr


Thursday, September 10, 2020



2:30 – 6:00 pm


Food Bank of the Southern Tier


Corporate teams from around the Southern Tier


Business leaders coming together to pack BackPacks for kids! 1 in 5 children across the Southern Tier are at risk of food insecurity on weekends and school breaks. The bags you pack will be sent home to provide kids with nutritious food when school is not in session.

The Most Fun You’ll Have Making a Difference

Mengel Metzger Barr invites you to join in on a friendly competition for a great cause! Area professionals will roll up their sleeves, show their team spirit, and support our community by packing BackPacks for kids as they battle to become the Leader of the Pack!

You can join in the efforts of our teams by making a tax-deductible donation at their fundraising pages!


Thank you to our
2019 Teams

Cameron Manufacturing & Design

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Dandy Mini Marts

Elmira Savings Bank

Excellus BCBS

First Heritage Federal Credit Union

Mengel Metzger Barr

Seneca Beverage


Simmons Rockwell Nissan Subaru Hyundai

Tompkins Trust Company

Watkins Glen International



Williams Toyota+Honda

Does your team have what it takes to be Leader of the Pack?

Participation Includes

  • Team captain training and branded team registration form 
  • Recognition in all publicity materials
  • Promotion on Food Bank’s social media platforms before, during and after the event
  • Team photo (show your team pride by wearing matching t-shirts)
  • Winning team’s name on the Leader Cup trophy in perpetuity
  • Display certificate acknowledging your participation
  • Reception after the competition to celebrate and network with other professionals
  • Team t-shirt hung in our Volunteer Lounge for an entire year
  • Media appearance with opportunity to give an interview
  • Opportunity to challenge another business on social media 
  • and so much more!

Team Resources

Useful resources to recruit team members, start a fundraising page and prepare
for the Leader of the Pack corporate challenge!


  • Team Toolkit – Rules and regulations and tips for team recruitment so you can be crowned LEADER OF THE PACK!
  • Social Media Toolkit – Suggestions to get the maximum social media marketing benefits and to make the packing rivalry FUN! We will award a Social Media Champion! *Social Media Toolkit Coming Soon
  • Start Fundraising – Giving is contagious! This is an easy way to create your own team fundraising page to share on social media and with your colleagues and clients to demonstrate your commitment to hunger relief in our communities. We will award a Fundraising Champion!

How do I sign up?

» To lock in your spot, register online ASAP! (Credit card and check accepted.)
» Team spots are reserved when payment is received.
» Registration is open until Aug 1 or when team spots are filled. 
» Don’t wait – only 15 teams can participate!

Thank you Mengel Metzger Barr for your support and marquee sponsorship of this event!

For more information, email Katherine Strawser, Community Engagement Manager
607.796.6061 x4033