In early March, Brooks Applied Labs committed to compete in the Hopelink Can Madness 2020 tournament supporting Hopelink food banks. BAL “competed” in a March Madness style tournament against other businesses in the community to help raise $30,000 to support Hopelink’s community programs. Employees got in on the action with some friendly competition between departments to see who could collect the most non-perishable food donations. By the end of the first week, COVID-19 had unfortunately brought this important and fun food drive to a screeching halt. Although Hopelink was not able to accept our food donations, BAL made a cash donation to Hopelink instead. The 284 pounds of food that employees of BAL had collected was donated to Seattle’s University District Food Bank. This is a tough time for many in our community and BAL is proud to be able to provide support to these organizations.