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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture visits Utah Food Bank

Posted - Mar. 4, 2010 at 3:55 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan toured the Utah Food Bank Thursday.

"You only know so much being in Washington, D.C. You gotta get out on the road show, listen to people, meet people on the ground, see how our employees are doing, see how our project dollars are being spent; that's part of what I do every week," Merrigan said.

The Utah Food Bank said because of recovery money, which Merrigan was checking up on, it will be able to double the amount of USDA-donated products on its shelves this year. That's a benefit that goes straight to U.S. families.

After her stop at the food bank, Merrigan also visited Utah State University and the Cache Valley Community Health Center.

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