On September 15, 2013, Cowboy Pledge invited each resident of the 16 Cowboy Properties apartment communities located along the Wasatch Front to participate in the Cowboy Pledge 2013 food drive for the benefit of the Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen. Each Cowboy Properties resident from Ogden to Draper, including the residents of Liberty Peak Apartments in Park City, Utah and Liberty Station Apartments in Heber City, Utah, received a flyer encouraging them to drop off nonperishable food items at collection bins placed at each apartment community.
The Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, located near the center of Salt Lake City, has been providing meals to the homeless and others in need for many years. Their dedication to caring for and helping to feed the hungry is well known.
This food drive concluded on September30, 2013 with a sorting and packing event at the Liberty Metro Apartments in downtown Salt Lake City. The food items needed to be sorted because the response from generous residents and members of the Cowboy Properties management staff was enough food to fill a full sized pickup truck.
Donations included canned vegetables, fruit, tuna, chili, soup and other specialty foods. Residents and their friends and families also donated dry goods including cereal, dry milk, beans and rice. Other important donations included peanut butter, cooking oil, jam and honey.
Several volunteers who live at Liberty Metro Apartments helped sort and repack the donations. They were aided by Cowboy Pledge volunteers from other Cowboy Properties in the downtown Salt Lake City area including some from Liberty Metro and Liberty CityWalk Apartments and Northgate Apartments at the Gateway.
When the food had all been sorted and loaded for delivery to the food kitchen, the volunteers were treated to light refreshments and they enjoyed participating in a fun contest for prizes donated by Cowboy Properties to help say thanks for their help. The best reward for volunteering to help sort was the smiles on each face and warm feeling of doing something for others that all of the volunteers enjoyed.
The Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen expressed their thanks for the donation and their hope that everyone who participated could share in the knowledge that they had truly helped feed the hungry.
Cowboy Pledge thanks everyone who participated and commends the Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen for helping to feed the hungry.