WOODS CROSS С Members of the Woods Cross Wildcat football team are reaching out to the community in a food drive that will culminate at Friday’s game against East High.
The effort started in the six elementary schools that feed Woods Cross. Collection bins in place at the schools have been filling with canned and boxed goods for the Bountiful Community Food Pantry throughout the week.
Students that bring in one item receive a free ticket to Friday’s game. For each food item they donate, they also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad in a drawing that will take place at half-time.
The class from each school that donates the most will also be recognized at half-time and presented a signed Woods Cross Football team poster and a Wildcat Rally Towel.
Wasatch Auto Group is also participating in the drive, and will present a $1,000 check to the pantry at half-time. That donation will fill the gaps when donations fall short, according to Lorna Koci, pantry director.
“With the need for our services increasing, all donations are greatly appreciated,” said Koci. “Currently, one in seven households in Utah struggle with hunger. We really appreciate the efforts of the Woods Cross Booster Club and football players as they help us collect food for neighbors in need.”
Collection bins for those interested in supporting the pantry have been set up at Wasatch Auto Group, 847 North Point Circle, in North Salt Lake.
Bins will also be set out for fans attending the Friday game, which starts at 7 p.m.
September is National Hunger Action Month, according to Koci. On Sept. 29, a state-wide food drive will be held, sponsored by the Alliance for Unity.
More information is available through the Bountiful pantry, at 801-299-8464. Food donations, financial donations and volunteers are always needed, said Koci.