Utah Food Bank receives large donation thanks to charity vending machines

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The Utah Food Bank received a major donation on Thursday from the #LightTheWorld giving machines campaign.

Charity vending machines created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints resulted in a $163,502 donation.

The donation will be turned into 600,000 meals for thousands of Utahans facing hunger.

The machines were installed at select locations around the world, resulting in more than $2.3 million for various local and global charities. 

In the last fiscal year, the Utah Food Bank distributed $43 million pounds of food and goods. That’s equivalent of approximately 36 million meals to families and individuals in need.

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