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Crunch Time for Utah Food Bank

Posted - Nov. 24, 2003 at 12:07 p.m.



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(KSL News) – It's crunch time for the Utah Food Bank.

The Bank needs 2-thousand turkeys by tomorrow to meet the Thanksgiving demand. Plus organizers are still one-point-two million pounds -short of their overall holiday food goal. The director says a 30-percent increase in requests for help, and a tough economy make it hard to meet the demand.

JIM PUGH/UTAH FOOD BANK, "WE'RE JUST SEEING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO GET BY, LIVING PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK. THEY'RE JUST ONE INSTANCE AWAY FROM NEEDED TO RELY ON THE FOOD BANK TO REALLY GET BY."

If you'd like to donate a turkey. The food bank asks you to deliver it to their warehouse at 1025 South 700 West, so volunteers can get it out on time.

You can drop off all canned items at Jiffy Lube or Smith's Food Stores.

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