Utah Food Bank congratulates Ultradent employees for successful food drive

Dec. 3, 2009
Company donates 4,336 pounds of canned goods and a check for more than $7,000 from an employee food challenge.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah--Ultradent employees recently awarded Utah Bank representatives the largest check and food donation in Ultradent's partnership with the organization.

Executive Director Jim Pugh and PR specialist Jessica Pugh of the Utah Food Bank accepted a donation of 4,336 pounds of canned goods and a check for more than $7,000 from an employee food challenge with Swire Coca-Cola.

"I'm so proud of the Ultradent team", said Ultradent President/CEO, Dr. Dan Fischer.

"Ultradent employees were able to double their donations from last year. A big congrats to the team for making the Utah Food Bank Drive Challenge a success! This is particularly important in a time when charities have been struggling because of economic difficulties"

The Utah Food Bank's mission for 2009 is to collect 1.6 million pounds of food and 28,000 turkeys for distribution to emergency food pantries across the state by Dec. 24, 2009.

The goal is to work with the local community to help compensate for the 30% increase in food requests from food pantries and agencies. Ultradent's contribution will be used to provide 3,386 meals for local families.

For more information, contact the human resources departments at Ultradent by calling (800) 552-5512 or visit Ultradent.

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