Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Snake River Landing awards $1k to Woodland Hills Elementary for food drive effort

Snake River Landing will be presenting a $1,000 check to Woodland Hills Elementary School at 10 a.m. Thursday for winning the Holiday Food Drive challenge.

In November, each school in the Idaho Falls area was asked to participate in the effort to collect food for the Community Food Bank. The school that brought in the greatest amount of food, by weight, would win $1,000 to benefit that school's educational efforts.

"Many of the schools in the area already were working on similar programs, but we had overwhelming support from a handful of our area schools, including Woodland Hills Elementary, Ucon Elementary and Discovery Elementary," said Liza Leonard, Snake River Landing's marketing director.

Overall, the drive brought in over 5,390 pounds of food, roughly equalling 4,300 meals for  families that would otherwise go without. This was 20 percent more than was collected the first time, in 2012. Donations collected per school: Woodland Hills Elementary (2,480 lbs.), Discovery Elementary (1,820 lbs.), and Ucon Elementary (1,090 lbs.)

For more information, please contact Liza Leonard, Marketing Manager for Snake River Landing, at 557-5300.

Woodland Hills Elementary is located at 4700 Sweetwater Way.