Bytes for Bites 2018

For the third consecutive year, Relus Cloud will be participating in the Technology Association of Georgia’s Bytes for Bites competition starting June 11th.  

You may be thinking, “What the heck is Bytes for Bites?” Bytes for Bites is a philanthropic event put together by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Georgia Food Bank Association. For two weeks, tech companies, startups, co-working spaces, and IT departments across the state compete to raise the most food and funds for their regional food bank. This is an incredible way for Relus Cloud to be able to give back to the local community due to the fact that every can and dollar collected stays local and benefits our regional food bank to serve OUR community.

As many of you may know, one of Relus Cloud’s core values is to Pay it Forward. “We believe it’s our responsibility to make a difference, both within and outside of our organization. We operate with a sense of community and a willingness to pitch in--volunteer, make an intro, give advice, lend a helping hand. We help when we see it is needed and not just when asked.” TAG’s Bytes for Bites is giving us a perfect opportunity to put this value into action. This allows us to invest in our community that has invested so much in us.

Last year, this competition gathered over 40 technology companies together (which represented more than 3,000 members of the tech industry) and raised more than $69,000 and 4,352 pounds of food for Georgia’s food banks (the equivalent to 275,158 meals). This year, we are hoping to help TAG beat this incredible amount by raising up to $100,000 for thousands of more meals. But, how are we going to do that?

To raise money and donations of food, you have to get creative. Relus is excited to kick off an internal competition (we all love a good, healthy competition to help out our community). Each of our departments will be competing against one another to collect the most food and money. The winner of this competition gets a pretty incredible prize at the end of it. In addition to this competition, Relus Cloud will be hosting a fundraising event where employees have the opportunity to pie their manager in the face (sorry managers if you are just finding out about this) if they donate to Bytes for Bites. A prize and a pie is all just for donating to this amazing cause.

Relus wants to invite all of our community to get involved with this event. If you’re interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to reach out!