Snowbird Gives Its Employees 10,000 Pounds of Food After Shutting Down Because of Coronavirus

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Snowbird gave up to 10,000 pounds of food to its employees who were recently laid off by the resort due to the coronavirus. Photo by Men’s Journal

As ski season in North America winds to a painful end, resorts are having to lay off employees in large numbers. However, many resorts are still trying to accommodate their employees as best they can during this hard time for us all.

Snowbird was among the many, many resorts that had to suddenly close because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has cut ski season short all over North America. Upon shutting down, Snowbird also had to let go of its seasonal employees. That’s why the resort decided to give it’s departing employees one last parting gift: thousands of pounds of food.

Last Saturday, Snowbird gave its employees up to 10,000 pounds of food that would have otherwise gone bad, the Salt Lake Tribune said in a recent article. Snowbird employees snagged bags full of eggs, cheese, milk, bread, grains, herbs, and fruits and veggies — all of which delivered to them under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social distancing protocols, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Employees pulled up to Snowbird’s corporate office in Holladay, Utah in their cars while fellow workers handed them food through open windows or dropped them bags into open car trunks. It may not be much when compared to losing your job, but at least its something that can help — especially when going to public places like the grocery store can increase your risk of catching the coronavirus.

Photo by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

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