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(KSL News) The freezers at the Utah Food Bank filled up quickly today.
Thanks to the efforts of Utah 4-H club members, Questar and Salt Lake County, the food bank now has thousands of pounds of frozen meat. The meat collection program, which has been a big success, is in its fourth year.
Jim Pugh, executive director of the Utah Food Bank, said, "We're working with our 4-H sponsors to get animals from both the state and county fairs, get those animals processed into meat that we can then distribute to meet emergency food requests throughout the state."
When the meat program began four years ago, 3,000 pounds was collected. This year, more than 100,000 pounds of meat was donated.