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“Many hands make light work.”
The age-old proverb applies to tomorrow’s “Help Your Neighbor Day” in Utah.
As always this time of year, the Utah Food Bank needs to be restocked and Utahns from one end of the state to the other are being asked to help out. If every citizen would participate by donating a few food items, pantries throughout the state would be quickly replenished and ready to help out those who suffer hunger, primarily the working poor.
The need exists!
The average annual salary in Utah is among the lowest in the nation, yet the state ranks first in the nation in number of dependents to feed. A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified Utah as having the “highest incidence of food insecurity in the country.” In essence, far too many Utahns don’t know where their next meal will come from. Families with children are particularly vulnerable.
The Utah Food Bank’s annual holiday food drive offers an opportunity for the statewide family to counter hunger. It is especially important to do as the holidays and the cold months of winter approach.
Donating a few items of food is a relatively simple act. As everyone gives a little, a lot gets done. KSL urges our viewers and listeners to participate. Help your neighbor!