For Immediate Release
Ultradent Kicks off 8th Annual “Hunger Games” Food Drive
November 11, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. will hold its 8th annual “Hunger Games”–themed food drive from November 11–November 21, 2013. Throughout the 2-week event, Ultradent employees will host numerous activities and fundraisers to collect donations for the Utah Food Bank. For the past five years, Ultradent has been one of the Utah Food Bank’s largest contributors, consistently breaking its own record each consecutive year. This year, employees are really “Catching Fire” as they hope to help the Utah Food Bank beat the “Hunger Games” with a record goal of raising 200,000 lbs. of food!
“The Utah Food Bank has come to know Ultradent as a company they can count on. We all know that hunger knows no season,” says Jeannie Nugent, who heads up Ultradent’s food drive every year. Since 2009, when Ultradent raised 18,651 lbs. of food, Ultradent has consistently lead the state year after year in pounds of food donated. Last year, Ultradent set its highest goal yet—100,000 lbs. of food—and ended up raising a total of 208,169 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank! To top it off, Ultradent also raised an additional $26,784 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy through AmeriCares. Jeannie continues, “Help Ultradent fight the ‘Hunger Games’ by ‘Catching Fire’ from last year’s accomplishments. Sparks are going to fly!”
Ultradent’s “Hunger Games” Food Drive Activities Include:
- Ultradent will hold a pre-kickoff fundraiser, “Food Truck Friday,” on November 8 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00pm where Waffle Love, Submarinos, Fiore’s Wood Fired Pizza, and 3 Brother’s Tacos will be open for business. A portion of the proceeds from that day’s event will be donated to the Utah Food Bank. Media, community members, surrounding businesses, families, and students welcome.
- Official “Hunger Games” Food Drive Spirit Week Kickoff will take place on November 11 at 9:00am in Ultradent’s Large Conference Room. “Tributes” (team leaders) will be announced, who will participate in several “Hunger Games”–themed competitions. Ultradent will also officially announce its goal to raise 200,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank during its 2013 food drive. Media welcome.
- For employees, Ultradent will hold numerous activities, shopping events, and spirit competitions to rally donations. Ultradent will also make various online portals available to family and friends who wish to contribute.