Committee brainstorms ideas to help low-income Utahns

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We're all feeling the effects of rising gasoline and food costs. But low-income Utahns are taking an especially hard hit.

The governor met with community activists this morning to brainstorm ways to help residents most vulnerable to rising prices. They talked about how to inform people of where they can go for assistance.

One thing on which they agreed: They need donations from Utahns who can afford to help.

Community activist Pamela Atkinson said, "Actually there is a domino effect. I think that as one group starts hurting then they're unable to help another group that is hurting.

"So we can help people by saying to others who can afford it, ‘Can you buy one or two extra bags of groceries to donate it to the Food Bank?'"

If you're unsure how to help, contact a local community action program or the United Way.

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