Compass Minerals Supports Utah Food Bank for Ninth Consecutive Year

In December, volunteers from Compass Minerals’ Ogden site delivered and assembled food baskets for Ogden’s Catholic Community Services (CCS) Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank. More than 20 Compass Minerals volunteers unloaded the $28,000 worth of goods and assembled baskets for more than 1,600 Utah families.

Three trucks brought food, toiletries and personal care items to be packaged for distribution by CCS. The items were purchased by Compass Minerals and supplemented by donations from the company’s local vendor partners, including Anixter, Bowen Collins & Associates, Challenger Pallet, Cardwell, Circle A Construction, Herrick Industrial, Komatsu Equipment, Post Construction, Thatcher Company, Skyline Electric and Wheeler.

“Compass Minerals looks forward to helping the community through CCS every year,” said Denise Hubbard, vice president, operations, at Ogden. “By partnering with our vendors, we are able to contribute more than we could on our own, which illustrates our Core Value of collaboration – we achieve more together than alone. We are proud to work with the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank to support their efforts to care for those in need.”

Along with the annual holiday food box donations, the site donated over 4,000 food items to the Bridging the Gap Program in 2016. Bridging the Gap is a mobile distribution program that visits low-income elementary schools each Friday and provides students with two bags of healthy, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks to sustain them through the weekend.

“Without Compass Minerals’ generous support, we would not be able to provide this much needed help to our community,” said Maresha Bosgieter, director of Catholic Charities Services of Northern Utah.