Ogden Site Continues Support of Catholic Community Services Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank
On Thursday, Dec. 17, Compass Minerals’ Ogden site continued its support of Ogden’s Catholic Community Services (CCS) Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank with the delivery and assembly of food baskets. More than 45 Compass Minerals employees assembled baskets for more than 1,600 Utah families.
“For many families struggling with their basic needs, the holidays bring additional stress,” said Maresha Bosgieter, development director at Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank. “Our partnership with Compass Minerals allows us to provide beautiful meals to these families and sends a message of love and hope to our community. We are so grateful for the continued support of Compass Minerals.”
More than $30,000 worth of food, including more than 8,500-plus pieces of fruit, as well as toiletries and personal care items, were delivered by the truckload and unloaded by Compass Minerals volunteers. The items were purchased by Compass Minerals and supplemented by donations from the company’s local vendor partners, including Bowen Collins & Associates, CCC Group, Inc., Challenger Pallet, Circle A Construction, Komatsu Equipment, Ludman Industries, Motion Industries, Randy Marriott Construction, Skyline Electric, Thatcher Company, WGC and Wheeler Machinery Co.
“For eight years we’ve supported CCS and every year we’re able to give more than the prior year, thanks to contributions from our vendors,” said Denise Hubbard, vice president, operations. “We are proud to work with the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank to help them feed people in need. It’s an honor to support the food bank and make the holiday season brighter for many families.”
This year the company was also able to provide food for the Bridging the Gap program. This mobile distribution program visits low-income elementary schools and provides students with healthy, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks to sustain students through the weekend.