Staff members in the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services exercised their creativity and their generosity Friday, in the division’s annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive and holiday office decorating contest.
This competition, now in its eighth year, pits the divisions various service units against one another in a contest of who can decorate their work areas most creatively and who can bring in the most food for local families in need.
This year’s winner for most food collected went to the Court Services Unit, which assembled 100 bags of food filled with a variety of products. The Ongoing Services Unit was the winner of the “Most Creative” award for decorating its office with a superhero theme, in which the targeted “villains” included child abuse and neglect.
The judges of the contest were Kenosha County Department of Human Services Director John Jansen and Division of Children and Family Services Director Ron Rogers.
“I appreciate the efforts you make, and, more importantly, the reason you are doing this,” Jansen said in a message to staff. “You are all making someone’s holiday a lot brighter.”
The food donations are distributed to families based on referrals from the Kenosha Unified School District and several human services agencies. Employees work on the decorations on their own time, before and after county business hours.