Snowbird, Utah –
Snowbird will deliver more than 5,000 pounds of food – the equivalent
of 2,500 meals – collected during the resort’s annual Customer
Appreciation Days to the Utah Food Bank at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. According to the Utah Food Bank, two pounds of donated food equals one average meal.
An exact figure of non-perishable food donated will be determined at the Utah Food Bank on Wednesday
at the new $10 million facility which opened earlier this month. Last
year, Snowbird’s Customer Appreciation days were extended from four to
six days due to warm weather and the Utah resort raised a total of
8,352 pounds of food.
addition, $1,200 was raised for the Wasatch Adaptive Sports Program.
Customer Appreciation Days, during which one can of food equals one
free Tram ride, took place Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Nov. 7-8. In lieu of food, customers were able to make a $2 donation for a Tram ride.
annual customer appreciation program is a great way for us to give back
to our guests while contributing to a great cause,” said Snowbird
President Bob Bonar. “We’re delighted to help support the Utah Food
Bank as they embark on their Holiday Food Drive.”
drop-off of cans collected at Snowbird is part of the Utah Food Bank’s
Holiday Food Drive. The food drive is an annual effort to stock the
shelves of the Utah Food Bank in preparation for the holidays and the
What: Delivery of over two and a half tons of food to the Utah Food Bank.
Where: Utah Food Bank (new location), 3150 S. 900 W., Salt Lake City.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Offering the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah, Snowbird is scheduled to open for the 2009-10 season Saturday, Nov. 21, weather permitting.