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Photos: Company holds Hunger Games-themed contest to kick off food drive

Published: Monday, Nov. 5 2012 2:28 p.m. MST

Dirk Jeffs competes in the bow and arrow game. Ultradent upper management and employees kick off the company's annual food drive at its offices in South Jordan Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, with a series of Hunger Games-oriented games.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SOUTH JORDAN — A dental products manufacturer hopes the odds are ever in the favor of reaching its food drive goals.

Ultradent Products Inc. is holding its annual food drive, which started Monday and runs until Nov. 15. The firm kicked off its drive with a Hunger Games-inspired games program.

For more than 10 years, Ultradent employees have raised money and collected canned goods for the Utah Food Bank.

Last year, employees collected $19,803.31 and 3,797 pounds of canned goods bringing the total to 83,010 lbs of canned goods, according to a press release. Between 700 and 900 employees participate in the food drive each year.

This year's goal is to bring the total amount of canned good collected to 100,000 pounds The public can participate in the food drive by contacting Jean Nugent at Ultradent 801-553-4233. Ultradent will give the Utah Food Bank the donations and a check on Nov. 27.  

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