by Pride Transport | Jan 21, 2019
Pride and the Utah Food Bank - A long-term partnership.
Safety and treating drivers with respect and care are cornerstones of Pride Transport — it’s what they were built on and it’s how they continue to operate today. Pride’s care and respect extend beyond their own employees and their influence reaches deep into the community spreading as much good as possible. Pride provides their employees with opportunities to participate in a number of charities either through payroll deductions or a multitude of volunteer opportunities. One of Pride’s favorite charities is the Utah Food Bank.
The Utah Food Bank was founded in 1904 and despite its many name changes, it has always stayed true to its core mission: fight hunger statewide. One in eight individuals are in danger of missing a meal on a daily basis; worse, one in seven children are unsure where their next meal is coming from. In the past year, with help from companies like Pride Transport, Utah Food Bank was able to distribute 39.2 million pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 32.7 million meals to people facing hunger across our state.
“One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp.” Jeff Bridges
Pride has been a long-time partner with the Utah Food Bank. Whether participating in an employee volunteer night, monthly food box deliveries or a load of food being hauled to a certain location, Pride is there helping the Food Bank do its good work. Over the holidays Pride was happy to serve the community at a local elementary school working the Food Bank’s Mobile School Pantry.
This is just one of many ways Pride helps the Food Bank. They also offer their employees a weekly payroll deduction to the Utah Food Bank. They participate in the Mobile Food Pantry where up to ten Pride volunteers help to distribute food to local families at an area elementary school. And, every month, two Pride employees deliver food boxes to four individuals in their community.
“It’s about community,” says Lindsey Qualls, Director Human resources for Pride, “we love our community, we’re happy to be part of it and we want to do all we can to help it thrive and grow.”
For over 110 years Utah Food Bank has served those in need throughout the state of Utah. They work tirelessly and depend heavily on their community partners and volunteers. Without these everyday heroes the food bank would not be able to make an impact and fulfill their mission of fighting hunger statewide. Pride Transport is there, working with the Food Bank in any way they can to help fulfill the missions and better their community.
Pride doesn't see themselves as heroes, they simply understand that being a part of a community means helping to keep that community strong. Strength comes from care and support. The Utah Food Bank is just one of the many charities that Pride lends its strength and support, keeping the community strong, healthy and cared for year round.