UPT Family Fund Donates $10,000 to Snack Pak 4 Kids

December 1, 2020

United Petroleum Transports (UPT) has announced a $10,000 donation to Amarillo charity, Snack Pack 4 Kids, on behalf of the UPT Family Fund.

The UPT Family Fund was created in 2012 to honor the philanthropic spirit of company founder Keith Price. Through the Family Fund, UPT awards an annual contribution to community-based charities and non-profits within UPT’s areas of operation based on nominations by company employees and associates.

“UPT and the entire UPT family is dedicated to the communities where we work and live,” UPT President and CEO Greg Price said. “Being able to support wonderful organizations like Snack Pak 4 Kids is an example of that. They provide a vital service to the Amarillo community, and our own employees have seen their work first-hand.” 

Snack Pak 4 Kids was nominated by UPT’s Amarillo professional driver, Jeff Monroe, who used to be a weekly volunteer with the organization. 

“I like that all the work is done by volunteers,” Monroe said.  “The packing and the delivering are all done by people in the community, so all the money goes straight to buying more food.”

Dyron Howell, the charity’s founder, was ecstatic to hear the news about the donation.  “Due to the pandemic, we are at a 40% increase in need over where we were last year,” Howell said.  “This gift is coming at the perfect time.  It is an answer to a prayer.”

About UPT: Founded in 1966, United Petroleum Transports is the largest carrier of motor fuels, aviation fuels and chemicals in the Southwest, with Customer Service Centers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Kansas. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, UPT is a leader in the tank truck industry, with a professional driver base of more than 600 drivers who safely and dependably serve UPT customers across the nation.  Visit www.drive4upt.com to learn more. 

About Snack Pack 4 Kids: Snack Pak 4 Kids was founded in 2010 with the mission to end weekend hunger for children by providing a backpack filled with kid-friendly snacks every Friday. It began by feeding 10 hungry students at Will Rogers Elementary School, and now the program has grown to serve more than 10,000 kids in 51 school districts.  Thanks to a steady stream of volunteers, one hundred percent of all donations go directly to purchasing food for hungry children. Visit www.sp4k.org to learn more.