Miracle of Agriculture Foundation Making Delivery of Food to Individuals in Sandy on July 8
SANDY, Utah. – With rising costs and inflation, families and individuals are continuing to struggle with food insecurity. In response, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation and Utah Farm Bureau will hold its next ‘Miracle Project’ on Friday, July 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.
This event will provide food donations to approximately 400 families in Sandy and the surrounding area. Donations will include beef, pork, milk, cheese, potatoes, and other seasonal produce. In keeping with previous ‘Miracle Projects,’ those receiving food will stay in vehicles and have food placed inside their vehicles.
“With rising costs due to inflation, we know there are some families that continue to struggle with food insecurity,” said Ron Gibson, president of the Utah Farm Bureau. “We’re glad we can work with our great partners to bring relief to those suffering.”
“We are so excited to provide Utah with locally grown agriculture products as it increases their opportunity to access to high quality nutrition and food during these challenging times,” said Heidi LeBlanc, director of the USU Extension Home and Community Department. “Not only should people have access to food, but they should also have access to healthy food.”
The Miracle of Agriculture Foundation is 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), its Hunger Solutions Institute and Create Better Health Program, and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
Additional donations and contributions for the project have been made from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, DairyWest, and Farm Bureau Financial Services.
Volunteers will be notifying those struggling with food insecurity with details about picking up the food on July 8. Donations to the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation are used to purchase, process, and deliver food to families in need, giving both Utah families and farmers a hand up.
Since the ‘Miracle Projects’ started in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation has provided approximately 1.6 million pounds of food, with a retail value of approximately $3.5 million, to more than 40,000 residents in Utah. In addition to helping more than 45 local pantries, the program has given food directly to individuals and families in the Navajo Nation, Logan, West Salt Lake, Vernal, Provo, Ogden, Kanab, Castle Dale, Orem, Layton, Grantsville, Oakley, Duchesne, Panguitch, Moab, Price, West Valley, Enoch and smaller community pantries throughout the Wasatch Front.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation, individuals and businesses can go to MiracleofAg.org.
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