Members of Today’s Service Leaders from Carbon High gathered outside of Walmart Wednesday and Thursday to raise funds and food for the community.
The students sat outside of Walmart for three hours each night to raise awareness of the needs of the local food bank. Currently, the Carbon County Food Bank is in need of turkeys and all Thanksgiving trimmings. Funds are also always needed to buy additional food for clients when donations come up short.
According to Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments (SEUALG) Community Service Program Manager Geri Gamber, the students raised over $300 in just two days.
Businesses in the community are lending a hand to the Carbon County Food Bank as well. Tony Basso GM will donate two turkeys for each GM car sold in the month of November. Carbon County Recreation also extended their support by donating an eight-man river trip. Each person who donates a turkey to the Carbon or Emery food bank will be entered into a drawing for the trip. Price Auto Group, Big-O Tires and Pierce Oil have also donated funds to purchase turkeys for the local food bank.
Turkeys and other donations can be made to the Carbon County Food Bank located at 75 East 400 South in Price and at Emery County Food Bank at 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale.