KUED-Channel 7, KUER 90.1 and the Utah Education Network, (UEN) are holding their annual Holiday Food and Clothing Drive to help provide meals and warm clothing for needy Utah families. A 21-year tradition, the drive will be held Friday, December 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Eccles Broadcast Center, 101 South Wasatch Drive.
“Last year, the annual food and clothing drive exceeded all expectations in consideration of the difficult economic times,” says Jacqui Voland, Director of Community Outreach. “The Eccles Broadcast Center staff was extremely proud to be a small part of overwhelming community support for the Crossroads Urban Center and the families they support. This year, we hope to collect enough food and warm winter wear to provide 550 struggling families with a traditional Christmas meal.”
Donations of any non‑perishable food items are welcome, but the following items are needed most needed:
· Meats ‑ frozen turkeys, hams and chickens
· High Protein foods – tuna fish, peanut butter, chili
· Vegetables ‑ canned, instant or fresh potatoes and yams, canned corn, peas, pumpkin, cranberry sauce, etc.
· Pasta, rice and meal mixes
· Cookie, cake and other dessert mixes
· Formula and diapers for infants
In addition, the Broadcast Center will be collecting gently used and new cold weather clothing, coats, blankets, socks and gloves.
Broadcast Center employees will be in the parkign lot to unload donations so donors won't have to get out of their cars. Checks made out to Crossroads Urban Center will be accepted to help purchase additional food. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided.
The food will be collected under a canopy on the curb in front of the Eccles Broadcast Center, located just north of Fort Douglas and directly east of the McCarthy sports field and distinguished by the large satellite dishes on the northwest side of the building. A banner will also indicate the location.
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