Utah Food Bank 2020
2020 has been a difficult and uncertain year, especially for those struggling with hunger in Utah. 1 in 7 Utah kids are unsure of where their next meal will come from, and this number was greater this year due to Covid-19. This Winter, we decided to continue our annual tradition of collecting canned goods for the Utah Food Bank. In addition to collecting canned food on our showroom floors, we also created a Virtual Food Drive for those who wished to participate from the safety of their homes.
Thanks to the generous & giving spirits of our clients and employees, we were able to raise over $1,200 for our virtual food drive for the Utah Food Bank. The Firmage Group matched this, bringing our total donation to over $2,500.
With the Utah Food Bank’s great buying power, our donation of $2,500 will be able to buy at least 10,000 meals (!!) for Utahans facing hunger.
Our Virtual Food Drive collected over 700 lbs of food total – the most we’ve ever collected between all 3 stores (MINI of Murray, BMW of Murray, and BMW of Pleasant Grove)!
We choose to support the Utah Food Bank each year because they are one of the only food pantries in the country that offer food distribution for free. The Utah Food Bank is also a unique organization in that only 4% of their budget goes towards administrative costs.
In the past 3 years, we have raised over $14,000 for the Utah Food Bank, and we look forward to continuing to partner with them in 2021 to help end hunger in Utah.