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KSL suspects most people hearing this editorial today have plenty to eat. In fact, it is likely most would fare a lot better by eating less. Yet, there are those among us who suffer the pangs of hunger for want of food.

Over the years, the Utah Food Bank with its statewide network of pantries has done a remarkable job of feeding the hungry. The need is never ending. So once again, as happens each year at this time, the Food Bank is putting out a plea for food donations.

Tomorrow is the annual Alliance for Unity food drive. Religious congregations statewide are being mobilized to collect and deliver the food that will sustain the needy over the cold winter months. Typically, it is the Food Bank’s largest single food drive of the year.

KSL encourages widespread and generous support!

Each month, the Food Bank responds on average to 116,000 requests for emergency food assistance. Most often, the requests come from those who are employed, married, parents, and in temporary financial need. The food offered gives the needy families a temporary boost until things are back on track.

So, tomorrow reach out and “Help Your Neighbor.” Respond generously to the plea for food donations. Help assure that the ongoing need is met.

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