In January 2015 Cowboy Pledge invited residents and staff from 16 Cowboy Properties apartment communities in Utah to participate in the Cowboy Pledge 2015 Utah Food Bank food drive.
Each apartment community from Ogden on the north to Draper on the south and Liberty Peak Apartments in Park City and Liberty Station Apartments in Heber City received a flyer inviting them to drop off nonperishable food items. The items were collected at the clubhouse or office of each community over a two week period.
Generous residents and staff members contributed cans of vegetables, fruit, tuna, chili, soup and other specialty foods. Other items included dry goods, cereal, dry milk, beans and rice. Items in high demand at the food bank included peanut butter, cooking oil, jam and honey.
All of the food was assembled to be sorted at the Liberty Commons Apartments club house located in West Jordan, Utah. Cowboy Pledge volunteers made sure that all of the food was usable and then packed the food by category. As a result of this food drive, Cowboy Pledge was able to deliver over 600 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank.
The sorting process provided Cowboy Pledge volunteers a chance to help the Utah Food Bank save a little time preparing the food for delivery to several of the local food pantries that they serve.
At the conclusion of the sorting event the volunteers enjoyed refreshments that were provided by Cowboy Properties. They also enjoyed that good feeling that comes from combining their efforts to do something to help others in need. The Utah Food Bank and Cowboy Pledge thank everyone who donated food or helped with this food drive in any way.