Payson Concrete and Materials has once again made several major contributions to community service organizations around town.
Every year in October Payson Concrete conducts a special campaign to collect money and canned food. The money comes from a $2.50 contribution to a special fund for every yard of residential concrete the company sells, explains program coordinator Tim Hughes.
"We knock $5 off the price of every yard of residential concrete we sell in October and ask our customers to contribute a can of food for every (residential) yard purchased," Hughes said.
"We really appreciate how supportive the communities are of this project," Hughes said.
This year, four groups will receive more than $1,300 from the Payson Concrete and Materials campaign.
The groups benefiting this year are the Rim Country Food Bank/St. Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics, the Payson Humane Society, and Time Out Inc.
The canned food collected goes to the Optimist Club for the holiday food boxes it prepares for families and the elderly.
Past recipients have included the Rim Country Hospice Foundation, Time Out Inc., St. Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics, Payson Humane Society, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and the Christmas Food Drive.