The following was taken from the Valley Wide Cooperative website:
Cedar City, Utah – Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics LLC, with matching funds from Land O’Lakes, donated $2,000 to the Iron County Care and Share. The money will be used to repair the washing machine and walk in freezer which are both in need of several repairs. The Iron County Care and Share on average serves 762 people a month, but this year distributed 10,000 food boxes to a higher rate of 800 individuals. “For our community, as small as it is, I don’t think they realize there is a hunger and shelter issue. We have done a great job keeping it out of the public eye. We offer a temporary help to individuals to help them get back on their feet,” stated Peggy Green, President of the Iron County Care and Share.
There are currently 7 paid employees of the facility which also offers a 24/7 shelter, 7 days a week, providing a breakfast, lunch, and dinner to anyone in need. What sets the Iron County Care and Share apart from other organizations is the ability to provide people with case managers. These individuals help people who struggle finding work in order to take care of themselves, not only financially, but also emotionally. All of the funds received into the organization are private donations. “Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics would like to challenge the entire community to donate what they can to the Iron County Care and Share to help support your local community residents that may not be as fortunate. We are excited to be a part of donating to non-profit organizations such as the Iron County Care and Share and helping change the lives of those people who live in the communities that we serve,” stated Jason Pollard Director of Marketing and Communications for Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics.
Individuals left to right:
Nate Webster (Lead Applicator and Supervisor Valley Agronomics), Colby Weldert (Warehouse Operations Valley Agronomics), Lisa Taylor (Secretary for the Iron County Care and Share Board) Peggy Green (CEO Iron County Care and Share), Jason Pollard (Director of Marketing Valley Wide Cooperative & Valley Agronomics), and Kurt Hansen (Crop Advisor Valley Agronomics).