Food drive nets 4,000 pounds of food

Alta Municipal Utilities and the City of Alta sponsored their 13th annual “No Hungry Neighbors” food drive to serve the needy people in the community. The purpose of the food drive is to help feed the working poor, unemployed, elderly, disabled, people on fixed incomes, the homeless and those experiencing temporary emergencies. This year’s goal was to collect 3,500 pounds of food.

The Alta-Aurelia Community School District held a “friendly competition” to collect donations for The Lord’s Cupboard, as part of the City of Alta and the Alta Municipal Utilities No Hungry Neighbors food drive.

Overall, the school district donated 4,221 pounds of food. Of the four schools, the Alta-Aurelia Middle School donated the most food and won the competition. In addition, the schools were able to donate food to two different families in the school district that suffered total loss from house fires this fall. 

The City of Alta, the Alta Municipal Utilities and The Lord’s Cupboard state that they appreciate the generosity of the students, teachers, family members and residents of the Alta and Aurelia communities for their help in helping to keep neighbors fed this year.