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August 9, 2017

Giant Sculptures Made of Healthy Food Encourage Food Bank Donations

Pam Davenport - Email

Nicholas Rupp - Email

SALT LAKE COUNTY—Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) and Salt Lake City Public Library announced today a community display and food drive focused on healthy food items for the Utah Food Bank. The public display period runs through August 11 at the Main Library.

Teams from six local health care–related businesses will build giant sculptures using healthy canned, bagged, and boxed foods. A Food Design panel will judge the sculptures for their design and use of healthy foods, and at the conclusion of the display period, the teams will donate all food used in their sculptures to the Utah Food Bank.

The public is invited to view the sculptures and to bring their own healthy food items to donate. Visitors may also vote for their favorite Food Design sculpture in the “People’s Choice” award category.

“Hungry people in need deserve healthy food options—in fact, they are often the members of our community who are most in need of nutritious, healthy foods,” said Leslie Chan, SLCoHD dietitian. “When someone only has the opportunity to eat one meal a day, it needs to be healthy and packed full of nutrition.”

Food Design

Salt Lake City Public Library

210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City

Public display period:
August 8–11 (during library operating hours)
Judging and award presentation:
Thursday, August 10, 11:30 a.m.
Interviews with teams, judges, SLCoHD, and Utah Food Bank available after awards presentation

Design Teams:
SelectHealth, Molina Healthcare, Exodus Healthcare Network, University of Utah HealthCare, University of Utah Health Plans and Health Choice Utah

Special Thanks: Perry Homes, Clyde Companies, Architectural Nexus and UDOT
Judges: Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Erin Litvack, KODJ 94.1 FM DJ Randy Rose and Utah Food Bank Food Drive Specialist Julie Adams Chatterley