Give A Gobble Raising Money For Utah Food Bank
Nov 15, 2018, 9:13 AM
DRAPER, Utah – Too many Utah children are at risk of going hungry.
Looking ahead to Thanksgiving and what you’re thankful for, there’s a chance to help others who may not be as fortunate.
That’s the point behind Harmons’ Give A Gobble food drive.
“It’s a time to give back and to think of those less fortunate than ourselves,” Bob Harmon said. “There’s a lot of need in this state, and many places, for people that just don’t have the opportunity to really get together as a family and have a meal.”
“What we like to do is have all of you help us help them have a great Thanksgiving,” he added. “It’s very easy.”
To participate in the program, simply go to any Harmons location and donate to Give A Gobble during checkout. It’s a tax-deductible donation.
The funds will go directly to the Utah Food Bank and a distribution point at the Urban Indian Center, which will be providing meals to families right on the spot.
“At the end of the day, it’s really about just giving back,” Harmon said. “… Thanksgiving is the time when we can really reflect on the things that are important to us. Family is important, and giving back to the community is important.”
Utah residents have given more than $130,000 to the program so far.
“Hunger knows no season, so let’s start with that,” said Ginette Bott, president and CEO for the Utah Food Bank. “What’s so important is that we really bring the focus to it right now during the holidays. It allows us, through this education awareness, to really impact that giving with folks throughout the year.”
The Utah Food Bank can take a single donated dollar and turn it into $7.48-worth of food.
“It’s an amazing, multiplying effect,” Harmon said.
Harmons will match up to $10,000.