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Fox Pest gives back to community with food drive

|  May 5, 2020
PHOTO: FOX PEST CONTROL

PHOTO: FOX PEST CONTROL

Based in Logan, Utah, and with 18 branches nationwide, Fox Pest Control worked with customers throughout the month of April to collect non-perishable food items for those in need. The items were donated to various charitable organizations and will be distributed in the upcoming weeks.

“The need for pest control in spite of the global pandemic has allowed us to continue to provide services to our customers and keep our staff employed,” Andrea Holyoak, philanthropy and special projects manager at Fox Pest Control, noted in a press release. “We felt we needed to do something to give back.”

Technicians collected items from customer doorsteps during their scheduled treatment. The items were disinfected, stored and delivered to the local organizations. Fox also donated $500 to go toward helping those with food insecurity.

PHOTO: FOX PEST CONTROL

PHOTO: FOX PEST CONTROL

“Our technicians were happy to support their community, and the customer response was amazing,” Manager Anthony Dellapenna said in a news release. “This was a fun and impactful project for us.”

Fox Pest Control has a reputation for giving back. In October, for example, the company instituted a company-wide Pick Up Trash project. More than 150 Fox Pest Control employees across 13 branches, spent a morning collecting trash and refuse in their local communities — from Shelton, Conn., to McAllen, Texas. Team members collected more than 120 bags of trash. Some also painted fences and trimmed overgrowth.

A month later, the company participated in a local Make-A-Wish program. It granted the wishes of two Utah-area girls with debilitating illnesses — Lennon, 5, and Eliza, 4 — to go to Disney World and meet the princesses. The year before, Fox Pest Control sponsored a boy who wanted to be a DJ and supplied him with DJ equipment. The company says it plans to continue granting wishes each year.

PHOTO: FOX PEST CONTROL

PHOTO: FOX PEST CONTROL

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Heather Gooch

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Heather Gooch is the editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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