Ken Garff, Utah Jazz Team Up to Provide Food for 350 Families

October 24th, 2023 by
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Ken Garff Automotive Group and the Utah Jazz, in collaboration with the Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake Education Foundation, and four local schools, are teaming up to provide “Feast Boxes” to 350 food-insecure families in the district during the fall break.

women fills food bagThis partnership aims to alleviate the hardships faced by many food-insecure families impacted by the ongoing pandemic, particularly those who heavily rely on meal programs provided by their local schools. The Ken Garff/Utah Jazz Feast Boxes, filled with essential food and cleaning items, will offer much-needed relief during the school district’s fall break from Oct. 12-17.

“We understand the immense need for support within our community, especially among families that depend on school meal programs,” said Brett Hopkins, CEO of Ken Garff Automotive Group. “We’re proud to partner with the Utah Jazz and local schools to make a positive impact and provide some relief during challenging times.”

Valued at over $100, each feast box will include ground hamburger, noodles, pasta sauce, bread, PB&J, canned chicken, rice, vegetables, fruit, dish soap, counter cleaner, chili, pancake mix, oatmeal, milk, snacks, and more.

“It means a lot to the Jazz that we work with partners who share our commitment to spending time, energy and resources to make Utah and our communities a better place,” said Chris Barney, chief commercial officer at the Utah Jazz. “Ken Garff Automotive has made a difference to individuals and families across our state through the ongoing service projects it organizes across dealerships, and we’re grateful to be part of this effort.”

 Man carries bag of food

While all items were selected based on a “wish list” provided by the Salt Lake Education Foundation, a surprise gift of a Ken Garff/Utah Jazz blanket will also be included.

“We are deeply grateful to Ken Garff Automotive and the Utah Jazz for not only the food donation and keeping our students healthy, but also for making sure they feel good about themselves,” said Salt Lake Education Foundation Director James Yapias. “We will continue working with community partners to create an equitable educational experience for all Salt Lake City School District students.”

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