This week, Ken Garff employees bought, packaged and distributed 500 Christmas morning bags to customers at Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry in American Fork, which serves families in Lehi and northern Utah County.
“Every Ken Garff dealer has started to reach out to help community members in need at the onset of the pandemic, and we love it so much we can’t stop now,” said Winston Bennion, Managing Director from Ken Garff Ford to American Fork.
“It’s part of our ‘We are To listen for You ”that Ken Garff employees love to do not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. ”
On the Tabitha’s Way website, they explain: “Hungry people come from all walks of life; most of them are our neighbors who have gone through difficult times and need temporary food assistance. National studies show that 63% of Americans have no savings. Additional 13% have less than $ 1,000 in savings. When disaster strikes, such as job loss, medical bills, car accident, divorce, disability, death of a spouse, etc., these people often have to choose between housing, medical care, payment for utilities or the purchase of food.
According to Feeding America, approximately 100,000 people in Utah County face food insecurity; 1 in 5 children are hungry and lack adequate nutrition.
“We hope this gesture of love and concern can help somewhat,” Bennion said.
Each Christmas morning bag includes pancake mix, syrup, hot chocolate mix, bag of oranges, gift card and deck of cards.
“Making Christmas morning special is what it is about,” he said. “And our employees love to step out of the office, reach out to those in need in the community, and serve. “
To name an organization or family that could benefit from Ken Garff’s outreach, visit kengarff.com/hear-for-you.