2018 Assured Life Food Build Sparks Creativity Once Again!

Once again, Assured Life’s Food Build event sparks some creativity! This year, 3 chapters participated in the event; each earning $250 to the Food Bank or Food Program of their choosing just for participating!

DBIA Lodge 33 President, Bent Madsen shown here with representatives from the FISH Food Bank for Peninsula and Gig Harbor, Jan and Ron Cohen.

First, the Danish Brotherhood Lodge 33 in Tacoma, Washington, decided to add a member food drive to their annual picnic this year. Knowing that they wanted to do a food build in conjunction with the food drive, the lodge requested red and white colored food items (cans, boxes, packaging, etc.).  At the end of the day, the lodge laid out the food in such a way to represent the Danish Flag and their Danish heritage.  Great themed food drive, Tacoma!

It is estimated that the chapter collected 250 lbs of food valued at $425. 50 members and guests participated in the event, all bringing food items and representing about 50 hours of community service.

Great job, DBIA Lodge 33!!

As part of Seattle Danish Brotherhood Lodge 29’s  yearly party honoring long time members, members were asked to collect and bring food donations to the event. The Chapter’s junior members are quite active in building their creation designed by their “official” build architect, Annelise Kromann. This year the Chapter honored the recent passing of Danish singer Kim Larsen.

Honoring the death of Danish singer, Kim Larsen, DBIA Lodge 29 in Seattle, WA created a memorial with their food build.

DBIA Lodge 29 donated 777 lbs of food valued at approximately $1,500 plus over $400 in cash donations to Hopelink, serving homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in King and Snohomish counties in the state of Washington.

Nicely done, Seattle!

The Trolls of Danish Artist, Thomas Dambo, were the inspiration for Eugene, Oregon’s DBIA Lodge 348 Food Build this year.

Inspired by Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, members of the DBIA Lodge 348 created a Troll out of the food collected and donated by its members. Another great design by designers, Mary Stefansen, Joan Cavin and Dorthe Pettigrew!

Here you get a sample of Thomas Dambo’s work.

Wrapped cans of food, packages of pasta, cheese hair, candy-bar beard, sausage fingers and potato toes means that DBIA Lodge 348’s Troll is completely edible and all of the 350+ lbs of food donated by Lodge 348 will go to Food for Lane County. The food collection is valued at approximately $585.

Great job, Eugene!

Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament Strikes Again!

We had 3 chapters register 6 teams for the 2018 Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament. Thank you to DBIA Lodge 46 in Edison, NJ, DBIA Lodge 29 in Seattle, WA and DBIA Lodge 348 in Eugene, OR. Because of the registrations collected, Assured Life Association donated $360 to Feeding America, providing about 3,600 meals to families in need through its network!! That’s about 3,000 lbs of food. The donation doesn’t sound like much until you equate it to the number of meals and pounds of food provided.

Now for the results!  Drum roll, please……

The winning team for the 2nd annual Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament is…..Xs 4 DARBS from DBIA Seattle, WA Lodge 29. DBIA Lodge 29 will receive an award check in the amount of $260 from the fraternal department for their efforts! Congrats Xs 4 DARBS! A close second in the Tournament was 348 Team #3 of DBIA Lodge 348 of Eugene, OR.

The top individual high series this year goes to Steve Hambleton bowling for the Xs 4 DARBS team of DBIA Seattle, WA Lodge 29. Steve will receive a $50 award check from fraternal department. Second place for high series was Poul Stefansen bowling for 348 Team #1 of DBIA Lodge 348 in Eugene.

Again, thank you all for participating.  It was great to have a new team from the East Coast!  Thanks for participating, Rick.  If we do this again next year, I hope you will participate again.

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