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July 26, 2018

Week of Activities and Giant Food Sculptures Encourage Food Bank Donations

Pam Davenport - Email
385-468-4122

Nicholas Rupp - Email
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SALT LAKE COUNTY—Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) announced today a
community display and food drive focused on healthy food items for the Utah Food Bank. The
public display period runs July 28 through August 4, with a fun, kid-focused activity at one of the
participating libraries each day that week.

Teams from seven local businesses will build giant sculptures using healthy canned, bagged,
and boxed foods. The public is invited to view the sculptures at seven public libraries across the
county and to bring their own healthy food items to donate. At the end of the display period, the
teams will donate all food used in their sculptures to the Utah Food Bank.

"Hungry people in need deserve healthy food options—in fact, they are often the members of
our community who are most in need of healthy foods,” said Abigail Crandall, SLCoHD health
educator. “When someone only has the opportunity to eat one meal a day, it’s especially
important that it be nutritious.”

  • What: Foodstruction displays, activities, and food drive
  • Where: Select branches of Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, and Murray libraries
    (see below for dates of activities at each)
  • When: Public display period: July 28–August 4 (during library operating hours)
    Media invited: Friday, July 27 (building day)
    10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 S.
    Saturday, July 28 (bike rodeo)
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    The County Library: West Jordan, 8030 S. 1825 W.
  • Design Teams:
    CHG Healthcare (West Jordan); bike rodeo on July 28
    Real Salt Lake (Herriman); outdoor games on July 30
    University of Utah Health Plans (SLC); Wii move on July 31
    University of Utah Health (Tyler Library in Midvale); bingo on August 1
    Hughes General Contractors (Millcreek); heads up on August 2
    USU Extension (Sandy); Youth Can Cook demo on August 3
    SelectHealth (Murray); health screenings and games on August 4


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