In December, Layton employees purchased and donated 6,000 food items for the Granite Education Foundation. On Monday, Dec. 16, employees combined these items into gallon-sized Ziploc bags to create 550 “Pantry Packs.”
Check out the 1-minute video of it all coming together.
These packs will be placed by the Granite School District in the backpacks of food-insure children. These children are typically fed two times a day at school, and these packs help ensure that they don’t go hungry on weekends and during school breaks.
Dayna Orton’s reason for contributing resonated with many who participated in this effort. “Feeding children over the holiday break is important to me,” she said. “Food insecurity is real and something all working families can experience.”
Here’s what each Pantry Pack contains:
2 individual microwaveable meals
2 granola bars
2 instant oatmeal packets
2 juice boxes/pouches
1 fruit cup
1 pudding cup
1 peanut butter or cheese cracker packet
Learn More about the Granite Education Foundation and Granite School District
Located in Salt Lake City, the district operates 63 elementary schools, 16 junior high schools, nine high schools, as well as other special schools and programs.
With 67,730 students, Granite is the third largest district in Utah and is among the largest public districts in the nation.
Of those numbers, 65 percent of the students qualify for and need free food.
See the Foundation’s website and this report for more information about the Foundation’s work.