Donations help alleviate hunger in Utah County

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About 511,000 Utahns struggle with food insecurity, according to Utah Food Bank. During the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of those at risk for missing meals has increased.

Although the number of cases of COVID-19 is decreasing in Utah, many effects from the pandemic are still lingering, including increased numbers of hunger.

Recently, Utahns helped chip away at the problem with the first annual Feed Utah food drive, which was held on March 20. Utah Food Bank, along with many partners, coordinated the effort.

Almost a month’s worth of food donations were given in a single day to Community Action Services and Food Bank, according to its Facebook page. Through the Feed Utah drive, the food bank received 244,297 pounds of food. The food bank, located in Provo, will distribute the food to needy people around the state.
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