Utah Food Bank moves to new home

Utah Food Bank moves to new home

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Food Bank is moving to its new home Thursday.

Thanks to an increase in demand, the food bank outgrew its current location at 1025 S. 700 West in Salt Lake City.

In February, the bank launched a campaign to raise $10 million to purchase the new building and equipment, complete renovations and expand its capacity to collect and distribute food. So far, it has raised a total of $7.2 million.

About 30 FedEx employees are helping with the relocation to the new facility at 910 W. 3150 South.

At 86,000 square feet, the new building is twice the size of the old facility.

A spokesperson for the food bank says the new facility will allow the bank to double its current distribution of nearly 20 million pounds of food per year to Utah's needy families.

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