Canyons Resort & Christian Center of Park City Announce Holiday Food Drive Amidst Urgent Need
November 19, 2012
PARK CITY, UT (November 19, 2012) – With more than 5,000 Summit and Wasatch County families likely to call upon the services of the region’s largest food pantry this holiday season, Canyons Resort and Christian Center of Park City are stepping forward to help alleviate the need beginning on Canyons’ Opening Day: Friday, November 23rd.
For the first month of the 2012/13 ski season (through Fri., Dec. 21), Canyons Resort will host a food drive with the goal of collecting at least 9,990 pounds of non-perishable food and baby items such as canned food, rice, dried beans, diapers, and more.
“As we make plans for the holidays, my team and I would like to ask our guests and our community to consider those who are less fortunate,” said Mike Goar, Canyons’ managing director. “We are collecting non-perishable items at some of our highest traffic locations, including Base Camp (at the parking lot / base of the Cabriolet lift), our hotel lobbies and restaurants like The Farm.”
Canyons is appealing to its guides (employees), guests, vendors, media partners and others to contribute.
“We have already served 41,000 people this year in Summit and Wasatch counties, as well as neighborhoods in need in Salt Lake County,” said Rob Harter, executive director of Christian Center of Park City. “We serve Kamas, Oakley, Heber, Coalville and other towns, in addition to Park City. The demand increases during the winter so we are grateful that Canyons will help us meet this need.”
The most needed items, Harter said, include:
Macaroni & Cheese
Donations of money are also welcome, but donors are asked to make those contributions online at the secure website, www.ccofpc.org. Joining Canyons and Christian Center of Park City to raise awareness and collect items are:
Canyons Resort village hotels: All hotel properties have committed to serve as collection points for the food drive. Look for the brightly colored containers in hotel lobbies at Grand Summit, Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, Waldorf Astoria Park City, Hyatt Escala Lodge, Westgate Park City, Sunrise Lodge – a Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Miner’s Club.
Walmart Supercenter: 6545 Landmark Drive
The Market at Park City: 1500 Snow Creek Drive
Weilenmann School of Discovery: 4199 Kilby Road
SLCFoodie.com: 170 E. First Avenue in Salt Lake City.
Roth Concept Center: 1400 S. Foothill Dr. in Salt Lake City.
For more information about hosting a brightly decorated donation bin at your business, please contact Canyons Public Relations at (435) 615-4843. Photographs and a Christian Center of Park City logo available upon request.