All West Communications donates to Sweetwater food banks

 

December 24, 2019

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Photographed are Travis Stein, warehouse assistant, Food Bank of Sweetwater County; Kathy Siler, executive director, Food Bank of Sweetwater County; Marty Carollo, strategic partnerships, All West Communications; Julie Nash, intake clerk, Food Bank of Sweetwater County. Courtesy photo

This year, All West Communications held their annual November food drive and partnered with CoBank to provide $2,000 to each food bank in their service areas, which include the Rock Springs and Green River food banks.

CoBank's Sharing Success program doubles the contributions of its customers to the charitable organizations and causes they care about most. Since the program was established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have contributed more than $40 million to groups such as volunteer fire departments, local schools and hunger relief programs.

All West often provides a $500 contribution to each food bank. However, they doubled their donation to $1,000 to be able to provide a matched donation of $2,000.

The food drive took place in All West's offices in Utah and Wyoming, Nov. 1-22. Customers and employees were asked to contribute canned goods to help fill local food banks' shelves, and customers who contributed were entered into a drawing for a free month of service. More than 150 pounds of canned soups, sauces, beans and vegetables, pasta, peanut butter and such were collected and distributed.


All West is happy to contribute to these food banks as they are a vital part of the community as food insecurities continue to rise. Feedingamerica.org reports that rural communities are often some of the hardest hit, with an estimated 2.3 million rural households (across the United States) facing hunger.

Here is what is happening locally:

The Food Bank of Sweetwater County's two locations have been operational since the early 1980s. In just one week this year, the food bank provided assistance to 86 families in Green River and 228 families in Rock Springs.

Sweetwater County Food Bank recently received $2,000 from All West and CoBank.

 

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