Utah Community Action worries about future amid government shutdown

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The local non-profit Utah Community Action which helps low-income families says it has reached a major milestone by serving two million meals but worries that it’s food programs including the two food pantries it operates may be in jeopardy. 

Utah Community Action said it is concerned because of the increased amount of individuals and families coming to the pantries. Many of them are government employees furloughed or working without pay.

It may not be able to keep up with the demand past March because of the reliance on funding from the USDA’s “Child and Adult Care Food Program” because of the government shutdown.  

If you would like to help, you can make non-perishable food donations at their administrative offices on 1307 S. 900 W., Salt Lake City which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the following locations: 

Redwood Food & Resource Center
3060 Lester Street, West Valley City
Tues. 1-3PM, Wed-Fri 8:30-11 a.m. and 1p.m.-3 pm

Copperview Food & Resource Center
8446 S. Harrison Street, Midvale
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-11a.m.and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

You can also donate online on website www.utahca.org/donate.

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