More than 1,100 people showed up as volunteers or guests at our second annual Come Together Community Meal on Oct. 27 at the Marshall White Center.
We gave away 1,400 pieces of winter clothing, baby clothes and shoes that were donated by organizations, businesses, churches and individuals. Our partner wards from the LDS church handed out 650 complete care kits (toiletries, socks, crackers and gloves) and another 500 individual toiletry items.
Students from the Paul Mitchell Hair School provided 70 free haircuts, as well as face-painting for kids. American Nutrition donated 400 bags of pet food that we distributed to folks who are having trouble affording food for their dogs and cats. We gave away 100 balloons and provided wonderful entertainment.
We served food to 900 people that night (we were prepared for 650!).
More than 150 volunteers showed up to help. And in October, we raised $716 (some of it from our Neighbors in Need collection) to help defray the costs.
Many groups and individuals made donations, including:
- Marshall White Center (the facility and staff)
- Kaffe Mercantile (coffee for 650 people)
- The 25th Street Association (meat sauce)
- American Nutrition
- Paul Mitchell Hair School
- First United Methodist Church (650 cookies and 650 candy bags)
- Trinity Presbyterian Church (650 buns)
- Satya (cash)
- Congregation Brith Sholem (750 plates)
- McDonald’s (1,300 cups)
- DaVinci Academy (outerwear)
- Ogden Prep (outerwear)
- Treehouse Museum (outerwear)
- WalMart (gift certificate)
- Smith’s (gift certificate)
Special thanks to Kim Harbath, who organized the whole event, and to everyone who donated and volunteered to make this event such a success.