The Synergy Company, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service kicked off the food drive challenge Sept. 3. Drake Taylor, manager of the Grand County Food Bank, suggested the food drive be held during the month of September since it’s a time of year when the facility doesn’t receive many donations and there are no other organizations running food drives.
Employees of each of the three organizations collected food throughout the month and the donations were weighed and tallied for four weeks. The participants met on Sept. 27 on the USGS/NPS lawn for an ice cream social. Once all organizations were present, the winners were announced.
The Synergy Company took first place, averaging 34.03 pounds per employee, followed by the USGS with 32.10 pounds average. The NPS’ per-employee average was 15.45 pounds. A total of 3,722 pounds of food for the food bank was collected.
The trio of organizations hopes to make the food drive an annual tradition. The Grand County Food Bank is located at 56 N. 200 East.