$5,000 Donation Helps Fund Tabitha's Way Food Pantry Expansion
February 20, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT
Cutline: Ben Wiseman, senior vice president of member service—Mountain West Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union presents a $5,000 donation to employees of Tabitha’s Way.
SECURITY SERVICE HELPS FUND TABITHA’S WAY
FOOD PANTRY EXPANSION THROUGH $5,000 DONATION
Donation to provide materials for food storage
(SALT LAKE CITY, UT – February 20, 2019) –– The Security Service Charitable Foundation has donated $5,000 to Tabitha’s Way, a local food pantry in Utah County which serves an average of 3,000 people each month. This donation will go specifically towards collapsible wire storage containers for the North County pantry, which is moving into a larger space to provide better processes and efficiencies.
Committed to serving and empowering people experiencing hunger, Tabitha’s Way provides free food and essential life-sustaining supplies to families and individuals struggling with food insecurity. Tabitha’s Way redistributes an average of over 80,000 lbs. of food per month with 85% of food coming from food drives and grocery rescue.
“The North County pantry is at 100% capacity and cannot help everyone in need at its current size,” explained Wendy Osborne, Executive Director, Tabitha’s Way. “In order to increase capacity, the pantry is expanding the size of its current facility. These collapsible wire containers are necessary to store the food before distribution.”
Tabitha's Way is filling a need in the Utah County community by working to take care of those who are food insecure, meaning they do not know where they will get their next meal. In Utah County, 1 in 5 children are food insecure and over 78,000 people live at or below the federal poverty line.
“Security Service is honored to donate $5,000 to Tabitha’s Way because of their desire to provide services to an even greater part of our community in Utah County,” said Ben Wiseman, senior vice president of member service—Mountain West Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “Supporting Tabitha’s Way is a positive step to helping those with food insecurity.”
The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union's market areas that better the community and help to improve the quality of life.