There's still time to pluck the excess bounty from the garden and "Share the Harvest" with hungry Utahns.
For the seventh consecutive year, Utahns Against Hunger will be distributing food to aid the hungry on four consecutive Sundays, starting Aug. 21.Home gardeners and commercial farms and orchards are encouraged to share a portion of this year's harvest with those in need. In past years, items distributed have included tomatoes, zucchini, corn, squash, potatoes, apples, pears, peaches and melons. In 1987, Utahns Against Hunger and hundreds of volunteers from local churches and community groups distributed about 5,000 food packages to people in need.
In Salt Lake County, distribution will take place Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 at three locations: 21 G St. in Salt Lake City, 3610 S. 44th West in West Valley City and 54 N. Main St. in Midvale.
In Ogden and Provo, distribution will take place Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11. Locations are the First Presbyterian Church, 880 28th St., Ogden, and the Food and Shelter Coalition, 55 W. Second North, Provo.
In Price, food will be distributed Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 at the Carbon County Food Bank, 175 S. First West. In Richfield, Central Utah Food Sharing and Valley Community Presbyterian Church will team up for distribution Sept. 8 at 36 E. Second South.
Utahns Against Hunger has also joined forces with the new Central Utah Food Sharing emergency food bank in Mount Pleasant, the Grand County Food Bank in Moab and Dixie Care and Share in St. George to solicit garden produce for those emergency pantries. While there is no specific distribution date in these communities, all donated produce will be used to help those in need.
Utahns Against Hunger is a private, non-profit organization concerned with the nutritional well-being of low-income Utahns.