Festival's Fall Food Drive: Helping Those in Need
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again partnering with the local Iron County Care and Share to give back to the community by providing food to those in need. Its annual Fall Food Drive is September 14 to October 9, and playgoers can get discount tickets for donating food to the cause.
By donating six items of non-perishable food, anyone can receive a half-price ticket to any show Mondays through Thursdays. However, this deal is good on the day of the performance only, not for advance sales; and the offer is limited to four discounted tickets per person. Food donation barrels will be located outside the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, near the ticket office.
“It’s important every year to support this shelter, but considering the times we’re in and all of the damage caused by the pandemic, food insecurity has only gotten worse. So, the Festival is very happy to help where we can,” said Donn Jersey, the director of development and communication.
In addition to financial instability the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, devastating flooding has put local residents in an even tougher situation. Now, more than ever, the support of the community is critical to the success of the Fall Food Drive.
The Iron County Care and Share was founded in 1984 by local churches to address hunger in the community. Almost 40 years later, this organization is still working to help those in need.
The Festival typically receives over 3,500 pounds of food each year for the Iron County Care and Share. Hosting its seventeenth Fall Food Drive, Festival personnel hope to gather just as much—if not more—than in the past.
For those not purchasing tickets but who want to contribute, the Iron County Care and Share is also accepting monetary donations. Go online to https://kindest.com/iron-county-care-and-share to make your contribution.
The Festival’s 2021 season continues through October 9. Plays are The Pirates of Penzance, Cymbeline, Intimate Apparel, and The Comedy of Terrors. Tickets are available by calling 800-PLAYTIX or visiting www.bard.org.