The Utah Food Bank has an ongoing need for food donations throughout the year to help meet the increasing demand on their resources. To help fill this need Cowboy Pledge invited each resident of the 16 Cowboy Properties apartment communities in Utah to participate in the Cowboy Pledge 2014 Utah Food Bank food drive.
Each resident from Ogden on the north to Draper on the south and residents of Liberty Peak Apartments in Park City and Liberty Station Apartments in Heber City received a flyer inviting them to drop off nonperishable food items at collection bins placed at each apartment community.
For two weeks generous residents and staff members dropped off cans of vegetables, fruit, tuna, chili, soup and other specialty foods. Residents and their extended families also donated dry goods, cereal, dry milk, beans and rice. Other donations included peanut butter, cooking oil, jam and honey to help meet the high demand for these items.
All of the food was first brought to the Northgate Apartments located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers from Liberty Metro Apartments and Northgate Apartments had a great time sorting and making sure that all of the food was usable. They then repacked the food by category to make sure that all of the donated items were included. As a result of this food drive, Cowboy Pledge was able to deliver over 700 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank.
At the conclusion of the sorting process the volunteers were treated to refreshments that were provided by Cowboy Properties but the best reward for volunteering to help with this project was the great feeling that comes from doing something to help others in need.
Cowboy Pledge thanks everyone who donated food or helped with this food drive in any way and recognizes that…….
“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something”