Our goal is to feed 2 million people in 2018. Without the help of our network of movers and all the creative ways they take part in food drives, this goal would be impossible to achieve. That's why we were so excited to hear about the unique event that Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage of Salt Lake City had planned.
As the official sponsor and mover of Ballet West, Mergenthaler was invited to attend the company's final dress rehearsal of Beauty and the Beast on October 24. With the invitation also extended to their friends, family, and other guests, Mergenthaler thought it would be a great time to host a food drive for the community surrounding their Salt Lake City office. So how did they do it? Every attendee was asked to donate a canned food item as their cost of admission.
By the time everyone got to their seats to watch the show, 440 pounds of food had been collected! That's enough to provide 366 meals for families Utah families in need. Mergenthaler expressed their excitement and gratitude on their Facebook page:
"Thank you Ballet West for a performance of Beauty & the Beast with our friends and family. It was spectacular! Thank you to those that joined us and for bringing your donations to support Move For Hunger and Utah Food Bank!"
More than 382,000 people in Utah are food insecure, including 1 in 7 children. It makes us so happy to see Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage and Ballet West joining forces to fight hunger. Thank you so much for your hard work and for taking the time to make a difference in your community.
You can host your very own food drive. Click here to learn how we can help!