MLK Day Food Challenge

VISTA volunteers stand near the food pyramids they built on Thursday, the final day of the month-long Martin Luther King Day Food Challenge. From left to right: Sarah Lindquist, Jane Sherman, Adam Gregg, Noelle Hilmer and Curtis Tripp. Literally a ton of food that was donated to the Grand County Food Bank between Dec.17 and Jan. 17. More than 2040 pounds of food and $2500 was donated at 21 different drop-off locations around Moab. This City of Moab won the annual match against Grand County challenge. The city donated 137 items of food and $1409.57. The county donated 545 items and $990. The money was calculated at seven items per one dollar ratio, which placed the city at 10,000 items with the money donation. The county would have totaled 7475 items with the same formula. [Jody Ellis/ Courtesy RSVP Program]