Help Utah Food Bank feed hungry families this holiday season

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Utah Food Bank is helping local Utah families who are going hungry this holiday season. In order to do that, they need your help. Ginnette Bott from the Utah Food Bank joined Midday to talk about how.

Utah Food Bank hosts the annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive from October 15th – January 15th to help stock the shelves of Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries statewide through the holidays and into the early spring months.

On average, Utah Food Bank has over 500 community groups and businesses across the state register food drives across the State of Utah. The Holiday Food & Fund Drive is sponsored by Big Kickin Country, Delta Air Lines, Harmons, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Riverton Chevrolet and Wells Fargo.

Utah Food Bank won’t be providing donation bags anymore, but you can still help us fight hunger statewide the green way by filling a virtual bag at utahfoodbank.org or filling any bag with nonperishables.

Nonperishable donations can be dropped off at Harmons locations statewide. You can also drop food off at our Salt Lake warehouse our your nearest pantry. Visit utahfoodbank.org for a complete list of drop-off locations.

About Utah Food Bank and Hunger in Utah

1 in 6 Utah kids will likely miss a meal today due to lack of resources, and 392,000 Utahns are unsure where their next meal will come from. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 38.1 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of over 31.8 million meals for Utahns in need.

Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 141 emergency food pantries and agencies and turns each $1 donation into $7.81 worth of goods and services, so your donation goes much further than you might think!

 How to Support the Holiday Food & Fund Drive

  • People can participate in the Holiday Food & Fund Drive by giving food, time or money.
  • Register a food and fund drive, participate in community events that benefit us, fill a virtual gift bag online, or simply donate financially.
  • Visit utahfoodbank.org for all the ways you CAN help.  

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