United Way Dixie asks for help packaging food to fight hunger, ‘Day of Caring’

Combined photo: United Way Dixie hosts a food packaging event for "Day of Caring," St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photos courtesy of United Way Dixie, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Businesses, groups, service clubs and community volunteers will gather Tuesday as United Way Dixie brings the 15th annual “Day of Caring.”

This meaningful day full of service will bring volunteers from all walks of life together; joining hands to give back as several service projects are completed for local nonprofit organizations in the area.

In this photo from a previous United Way Dixie "Day of Caring" volunteers package meals to fight hunger in Washington County, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of United Way Dixie, St. George News
In this photo from a previous United Way Dixie “Day of Caring” volunteers package meals to fight hunger in Washington County, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of United Way Dixie, St. George News

Included on the ballot of service opportunities and coming back for its third year is a local favorite, the community food packaging event. It achieves the largest community impact by helping fight hunger in Washington County.

Partnering with Switchpoint Community Resource Center and Dixie State University’s Student Association, the food packaging event will engage over 500 volunteers to help package meals for families in need living in the St. George and surrounding areas.

The event is being held in the Gardner Center on Dixie State campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George, Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

This single event will produce 100,000 meals, an exciting goal which doubles the amount packaged in prior years.

Businesses, groups, service clubs and community members are invited to register a 10-person food packaging team or simply stop by the university from 4-7 p.m. to lend a hand.

Join other teams including Mountain America Credit Union, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Smith’s, Bella Terra and the city of St. George to package meals alongside St. George Mayor Jon Pike.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring quarters to help sponsor the cost of the 25-cent meals as well as any nonperishable food item for the Utah Food Bank food collection barrels.

To register a team or to volunteer during the Community Food Packaging Event, please email United Way Dixie at info@unitedwaydixie.org.

Event details

  • What: United Way Dixie “Day of Caring” food packaging event.
  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4-7 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie State University Gardner Center, 225 S. 700 East, St. George.
  • Additional information: Volunteers are encouraged to bring quarters to cover the cost of the meal and/or nonperishable food items to donate to the Utah Food Bank.
  • Resources: Event flier – downloadable PDF | email: info@unitedwaydixie.org
Event flier courtesy of United Way Dixie - downloadable flier for distribution is linked under resources section of the attached report
Event flier courtesy of United Way Dixie – downloadable flier for distribution is linked under resources section of the attached report

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13 Comments

  • ladybugavenger October 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Such as life….a day of caring. I care everyday and I am looking for a support group 🙂

    • Bob October 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      a support group for what?

      • ladybugavenger October 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm

        For people that care for longer than a day lol

        • .... October 30, 2016 at 8:26 pm

          All tax payers are my support group. I refuse 2 work 4 a living. There for I will not work. 2 all tax payers. ‘ thank you for your continued support !

    • .... October 30, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      I would like 2 see a support group for. ‘ people 4 bigger bags of Cheetos ‘

      • Real Life October 30, 2016 at 10:08 pm

        I would like to see a support group for ‘Get Dumpster off the pills’.

        • .... October 31, 2016 at 8:57 am

          I would like to see a support group for. Make it easier for RealLowLife to follow his ( special ) little buddy boob around. .oops I mean Bob not boob

          • Bob October 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm

            I can tell by Dump’s posts he’s becoming more unstable. get help, Dump.

        • .... November 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

          Yep you’re right Dumbob you are unstable. get some help ! You said it !

  • Bob October 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    sounds to me like socialism. i know how the majority of u ppl feel about socialism. what are we gonna do?

    • .... October 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Awww poor little boob.. did your feelings get hurt ?

  • .... October 31, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I think the city of St George should install a collision warning signal for RealLowlife’s car so he stops rear ending Bob every time Bob stops

  • .... October 31, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Right on ! Dumbob I agree with you 100 % you need to get help !

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