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Speaking on Business: Utah Food Bank

The Utah Food Bank provides $85 million in food and services for Utah annually because of the incredible need.

Chris Redgrave Nov 16, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

One in seven Utah kids don’t always know where their next meal is going to come from which represents a basic human necessity. We have kids in every school who are food insecure. Ginette Bott, president and CEO of Utah Food Bank, says this problem is much wider spread and in-depth than people realize, and they’re passionate to resolve this need. Many of those receiving assistance are regular income families struggling to make ends meet with high housing costs. After folks pay their rent and utilities, food is last on the list.

Utah Food Bank provides $85 million in food and services for Utah annually. Food collected by this impressive, well-organized operation goes to 150 partner industries statewide. With the Grocery Rescue program, Ginette says they recovered 17 million pounds of food in one year that would have gone to waste.

What Utah Food Bank needs most is food, time and money. Food donations or monetary contributions are always appreciated, and the need is great all year long, not just during the holidays. Every year almost 83,000 invaluable volunteer hours are donated, and this keeps Utah Food Bank up and running because Ginette couldn’t afford to hire the staff members those hours represent.

See how you can help today at www.UtahFoodBank.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Utah Food Bank
3150 S 900 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
801-978-2452

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