Speaking on Business: Tabitha's Way
Approximately 78,000 people in Utah County are at or below the poverty line, which means one in five children is food insecure.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
Approximately 78,000 people in Utah County are at or below the poverty line, which means one in five children is food insecure. Wendy Osborn is addressing this issue by operating Tabitha’s Way and is on a mission to create no hunger zones within her community. She created a food pantry to be a community center to assist people in their time of need.
Wendy’s passion for helping people continues to grow. It was this motivation that lead her to found Tabitha’s Way in 2010. That same excitement inspired Al Switzler and Mike Carter to co-found a second pantry in American Fork this year.
Tabitha’s Way is serving approximately 5,000 people a month and with the opening of the second pantry, they expect that number to grow even more. They offer two food pantries in Utah County to help those who are struggling with food insecurity. With a staff of just six employees, Wendy says they couldn’t operate without the over 50 volunteers who help on a weekly basis.
The average of how long they serve people is typically five visits; however, for those who are disabled, they will serve them for longer and around 50 to 60 percent of the population they’re helping is a result of a medical issue. They also operate a grocery rescue operation.
Find them online at tabithasway.org.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
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