Utah KeyBank employees perform community volunteer work | Community Spirit
This is a news release from KeyBank.
More than 8,400 employees of KeyCorp nationwide participated in the company’s 22nd annual day of volunteer community service on Thursday, May 24. Key staff spent the afternoon volunteering for a wide array of community service projects in neighborhoods across the nation. Two-thirds of branches were closed for the event.
In Utah, more than 150 KeyBank employees volunteered their time at 9 projects throughout the state. As they did for last year’s event, KeyBank focused projects on helping the hungry because food and cash donations typically taper off during June, July and August, and state food pantries always experience extra need during the summer months.
KeyBank volunteers helped the community food pantries with projects such as sorting, stocking and repackaging food, preparing food kits and general warehouse and storage area clean-up and painting activities.
Approximately 77 Salt Lake City KeyBank employees worked for the afternoon at Utah Food Bank to: sort 11,784 pounds of food; prep 51,737 pounds of food, or 48 pallets, to send to local food pantries; package 1,116 food boxes for seniors and people with disabilities in need; and, pack 576 boxes for the Community Supplement Food Program, which serves seniors and children in need.
The following Utah food pantry projects were among the close to 1,000 other Key-organized service projects in which the company’s employees participated nationwide.
All of the pantries listed below that are located outside of Salt Lake City are served by Utah Food Bank.
Adventure Church of American Fork
Bountiful Community Food Pantry
Catholic Community Services of Ogden
Christian Center of Park City
Community Action Services of Provo
Salt Lake City
Utah Food Bank
Tooele County Food Bank
KeyBank employees in northern Utah helped staff at the Bear River Valley Museum in Tremonton retrieve artifacts from storage and clean and place them for display.
Neighbors Day began in Alaska in 1991, when a group of employees volunteered for an array of service projects in their communities. The idea swept across the bank, where this year employees donated approximately 32,000 hours, worth approximately $900,000.
Over the 22-year history of Neighbors Day, employees have given more than half a million volunteer hours to their communities.
One of the leading organized corporate volunteerism efforts in America, Neighbors Make the Difference Day is the signature piece in Key’s year-round philanthropic investment in its communities. Each project is an extension of the company’s commitment to strengthening the quality of life in the communities where its employees live and work.