Orem, Utah (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
This past week, NorthStar hosted its annual summer food drive and collected 2,014 canned food items to benefit the Utah Food Bank and Provo Community Action Center. The company created a “California Dreamin’” themed inter-office competition for food donations that included physical competitions to earn more cans for their team. By the end of the week, the company had collected 948 physical donations for the Provo Community Action Center and 1,066 online donations for the Utah Food Bank – an average of 34 donated cans per employee.
“Our annual food drive is always one of my favorite events of the year,” said Jason Christensen, President of NorthStar Alarm. “We have a wide range of employees in our office – from college-aged to more established individuals with families, and it’s inspiring to watch as everyone does as much as they can to make a difference for those in our community.”
NorthStar’s contributions will help replenish the current food shortage in Utah food pantries and will support the Utah Food Bank in reaching its goal of 150,000 pounds of food donations this year.
The Utah Food Bank encourages businesses and organizations to organize and create fun company-wide food and fund drives to help fill the sparse summer shelves at local food pantries. For every $1 donated, the Utah Food Bank can provide up to $8 worth of goods and services to those in need.
To learn more ways to get involved, visit utahfoodbank.org.
About NorthStar Alarm
NorthStar is one of the fastest growing home security and automation companies in North America. For more than a decade, NorthStar has been providing families with peace of mind, while staying true to the core values of integrity, accountability, and service. NorthStar is now serving over 30,000 customers nationwide, and has the equipment, relationships, and reputation that you can count on. Visit NorthStarHome.com for more information.
About Utah Food Bank
The Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 130 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 36.3 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 28.4 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served over 202,000 Kids Cafe meals, delivered more than 41,000 food boxes and filled more than 69,000 kids backpacks for hunger-free weekends. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit http://www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.
About Provo Community Action and Food Bank
Community Action Services and Food Bank is a non-profit organization in Provo, Utah that provides a two-step process to solving poverty: first, to stabilize the person and then rebuild their life. Since 1967, the agency has stabilized persons in need by meeting their basic critical needs (such as food and housing) while providing them with the long-term solutions needed to rebuild their financial and social self-sufficiency, enabling them to break out of poverty.