KRP Properties and the Kanata Food Cupboard joined forces in May for the first annual youCANhelp event. Teams formed by several of KRP’s tenants from the Kanata Research Park and Kanata North Technology Park – Embotics, Iceberg Networks, Investors Group, IQVIA, Technology Integration Group, Payment Source as well as Syntronic Research and Development – produced seven sculptures of non-perishable food items, which resulted in a donation of around 5,400 lbs. of food.
The three-day event was held at a time of year when food bank donations are generally slower, after the holiday donation rush.
KRP representative Natasha Plotnikov said the event was also valuable for those who participated, combining team building, community building, and a good cause.
Plotnikov said KRP is always interested in initiatives that not only give back to the community, but that also help strengthen community bonds within the technology park.
KRP plans to make youCANhelp an annual event, aiming for an even higher donation goal in 2019.