AMOCO employees were pleased with their first efforts to help the less fortunate, says Benjamin Cabey, president of AMOCO'S Employee Association Group.

Cabey, who was the catalyst for the service project, said employees collected several hundred food items to be donated to Crossroads Urban Center. For every food item donated, AMOCO will match the item with money."Overall I was extremely pleased with the response of the employees," Cabey said. "Having such a diversified group of persons working at the refinery, joining together in a common cause is a rewarding experience and it proves when you get that many people together they can be one."

Cabey, a 15-year AMOCO employee, said this was the first in what will be an annual event. He believes each drive will increase in volume as the spirit of giving continues to spread.

The Crossroads Urban Center is the largest food pantry in Utah - supplying the needy with food items and offering counseling and job referrals. It also includes an emergency thrift store for clothing items, beds and other household items.