Two of the most vital support services in our community during the coronavirus pandemic have been the Christian Center of Park City food pantry and St. Mary’s Food Bank. They have provided a vital lifeline to thousands in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Due to coronavirus restrictions, though, drop offs of food had been halted with little ability to replenish the pantries. But on Saturday, May 2, the Park City Rotary Club held a contactless five-hour food collection at Outlets Park City (formerly Tanger Outlet Mall).
Community members were invited to bring non-perishable items to the outlet mall between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Donors were asked to put all items in their car trunk, and to remain in their cars during the pickup. Rotarians worked under standards of Summit County Health to unload items and put them into a truck where they will be quarantined before distribution.
“The Park City Rotary Food Drive is really critical to our families right now,” said Christian Center Executive Director Rob Harter. “We’ve been hampered with restrictions on food donations and this will open so many opportunities for families in need.”
"We've seen a big increase in the number of local families benefiting from our food bank," said St. Mary's Director of Development Killian Beeler. "St. Mary's greatly appreciates the support and initiative of the Park City Rotary Club in helping to serve these families. Thank you!"