Solitude launches food drive with Christmas sweater giveaway

Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort has partnered with Utah Food Bank to collect non-perishable items for community members and families in need this month. December 12 & 13 and December 19 & 20, blue collection bins will be placed at Solitude’s main base area, Moonbeam Center. Anyone can donate non-perishable food items, tagged with their name and email address on a slip of paper, to be entered to win one of ten (10) Solitude Christmas sweaters.

Jeff Carroll, Solitude’s director of sales and marketing, says, “At a time when many children are at home during the school day and unemployment numbers are rising, we recognize the need for food assistance has grown considerably. We hope this effort will encourage our community to contribute what they can and help us make a small dent in food insecurity in Utah.”

Ginette Bott, president and CEO of Utah Food Bank, adds, “Our work in the community depends on many partners, and demand for our services is highest this time of year. The struggles the pandemic has created have only magnified just how many of our fellow Utahns need our help. We commend Solitude for their creativity in inspiring their guests to donate. We hope this fun collaboration with the Solitude community will become an annual tradition.”

There is no limit to the number of donations each person can make. Each donation tagged with the donor’s name and email address on a slip of paper equals one entry in the drawing.

All collected food items will be donated to the Utah Food Bank no later than December 22, 2020. A drawing will be conducted with the slips of paper attached by donors to their food items, and 10 different winners will be contacted no later than December 22, 2020, to claim their sweater.

Utah Food Bank requests donations that contain natural ingredients, low sodium and sugar content, and no high fructose corn syrup. Their most-needed items are peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned meats (tuna, chicken, or beef), chili, canned pasta meals, canned fruit, and other boxed meals.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.