May 18, 2017
The County Library Donates More Than Seven Tons of Food to Utah Food Bank
Kelsy Thompson -
SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – As part of their library month campaign, The County Library held a food drive for its patrons and staff through the month of April. The drive resulted in a 14,120-pound donation to Utah Food Bank, up 24 percent from 2016’s donation.
"Utah Food Bank is grateful to the incredible support from the Salt Lake County Library for their food drive, which resulted in enough food to provide the equivalent of close to 12,000 meals," says Ginette Bott, chief development officer at Utah Food Bank. "This food comes at a crucial time when we are heading into the summer months, a critical time of need. Having the ongoing partnership of such dedicated organizations is the key to helping us continue to fight hunger statewide into the future."
Library Month is an extension of National Library Week-a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association. It is a time to celebrate the library and to promote library use and support. To celebrate Library Month, County Library patrons were invited to transform their communities by donating non-perishable goods. Salt Lake County Library Services elected to extend the celebration from one week to one month to allow employees and the public more time to laud the library and to donate food.
Learn more about the Utah Food Bank: utahfoodbank.org
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