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SALT LAKE CITY -- Community Food Co-op of Utah wants to help community members buy healthy food at affordable prices, and volunteers now have a new facility to help them accomplish that goal.
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The organization opened its new Salt Lake City warehouse space Thursday morning. The building, located at 1726 S. 700 West, will give volunteers more room and includes a new produce cooler.
"Our new warehouse space was the result of years of planning and effort by many people, so we'd like to thank them," Community Food Co-op Assistant Director Trever Bruhn said in a news release.
The nonprofit organization collects orders from community members for food, which gives them the buying power to get more food at affordable prices. It's a project of Crossroads Urban Center, which has fought the root causes of poverty since 1966.
Currently the Community Food Co-Op serves about 2,200 people each month, but officials hope to increase that number to 3,000 for 2011.
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