Local libraries display giant food sculptures to encourage Utah Food Bank donations

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Seven local businesses started “food-struction” Friday at seven public libraries across Salt Lake County.

The builders of the displays are using healthy canned, bagged and boxed foods. The display runs from July 28th through August 4th. At the end of the display period, the food will be donated to the Utah Food Bank.

“Hungry people in need deserve healthy food options-in fact, they are often the members of our community who are most in need of healthy foods,” said Abigail Crandall, SLCoHD health educator. “When someone only has the opportunity to eat one meal a day, it’s especially important that it be nutritious.”

The giant food sculptures are meant to encourage healthy food item donations.

There will be family fun activities all week including a bike rodeo, outdoor games, Wii Move, story-time, bingo, heads up, cooking lessons, and more.

CHG Healthcare (West Jordan); bike rodeo on July 28

Real Salt Lake (Herriman); outdoor games on July 30

University of Utah Health Plans (SLC); Wii Move on July 31

University of Utah Health (Tyler Library in Midvale); bingo on August 1

Hughes General Contractors (Millcreek); heads up on August 2

USU Extension (Sandy); Youth Can Cook demo on August 3

SelectHealth (Murray); health screenings and games on August 4

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