With rising consumer costs and pressure on affordable housing, families and individuals are continuing to struggle with food insecurity. In response, the Farmers Feeding Utah campaign will hold its next ‘Miracle Project’ and delivery of food on Wednesday, July 28th in West Valley City.
In keeping with previous ‘Miracle Projects’, those receiving food will stay in vehicles and have food placed inside their vehicles. The event will provide direct food donations to approximately 1,500 families in West Valley and will take place in the parking lot of Granger High School. The donations will include beef, milk, cheese, potatoes, eggs, sweet corn, and other seasonal produce.
- West Valley City. Held at Granger High School (3580 S. 3600 W.), 5-7 p.m. or until supplies last.
Farmers Feeding Utah is a campaign of the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that was set up as the charitable arm of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. Additional logistical and in-kind support has come from invaluable partners, including Utah State University (USU) and its Hunger Solutions Institute & Create Better Health program, the Utah Department of Agriculture & Food (UDAF), The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Farm Bureau Financial Services.
Volunteers will be notifying the recently unemployed and those struggling with food insecurity with details about picking up the food on July 28. Donations to the ‘Miracle of Agriculture Foundation’ for the Farmers Feeding Utah project are used to purchase, process, and deliver food to families in need, giving both Utah families and farmers a hand up.
To date, the Farmers Feeding Utah campaign has provided approximately 1.5 million pounds of food, with a retail value of more than $3.4 Million to more than 33,000 Utah residents in the Navajo Nation, Logan, West Salt Lake, Vernal, Provo, Ogden, Kanab, Castle Dale, Orem, Layton, Grantsville, Oakley, Duchesne, Panguitch Moab, Price and smaller community pantries throughout the Wasatch Front. To make a tax-deductible contribution to this project, individuals and businesses can go to FarmersFeedingUtah.org.