LOGAN – Grab-and-go food packs destined for local school districts were filled this week at several locations around Northern Utah, including Young Honda at 1855 North Main and Young Toyota at 1945 North Main in Logan. The Young Automotive Group, in partnership with America First Credit Union and the Young Caring for Our Young foundation, worked on assembling 10,000 grab-and-go food packs – also referred to as pantry packs – for Davis, Weber and Cache County schools for children in need during the summer break.
“In our communities one in six kids are food insecure,” said Tami Olsen, director of the Young Caring for Our Young foundation, in a release, “meaning they might not have food to eat on weekends or during summer when school lunch and breakfast aren’t available. For those students, pantry packs are often a welcome sight.
“This event will make a huge difference in Davis, Weber and Cache counties, and it couldn’t happen without the support of our employees and a partner like America First Credit Union.”
The packs consist of breakfast and lunch items for students who don’t have food at home. Pantry packs for Cache County schools were assembled on Thursday, July 28th.
Young Automotive Group Marketing Director, Winslow Young emphasized the importance of the pantry packs, and the volunteers who help assemble them.
“The packs assembled at these events will provide essential food for students during the summer break and are an example of Young Automotive Group values like engage and support and gratitude,” said Young Automotive Group Marketing Director Winslow Young. “Assembling and distributing this amount of food is no small task, and thanks to our friends at America First Credit Union and our amazing Young Automotive employees, we are able to provide a huge service and continued support to the youth in our communities.”
To help with this or future events or to donate, visit thinkcaring.org. Just $5 can feed a child for a weekend, and 100% of donations will go directly to feeding children in need.