Participate in a local food drive Saturday, May 11

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Did you know that 1 in 7 Utah children are unsure where their next meal will come from? The statistics are startling, but there is something you can do to help! 

Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank joined us to share details about the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, held this Saturday, May 11.

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive helps stock the shelves of emergency food pantries statewide. This is a crucial time because children will be getting out of school which means there will no longer be access to school meal programs.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is one of the largest single-day food drives, both locally and nationally. Last year, the equivalent of 578,000 meals was collected through this effort.

Each residence is encouraged to donate non-perishable and nutritious food items using the bag they receive. Utah Food Bank’s most needed food items include canned meats, peanut butter, and boxed meals.

Collected bags will then be delivered to Utah Food Bank and its statewide network of 150 partner food pantries statewide. All donations will be distributed to food pantries in your local area.

Place your food donation next to your mailbox for pick up by your local letter carrier by 9:00am on Saturday, May 11. 

Visit the utahfoodbank.org to learn more about how you can donate and volunteer. 

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