About 2,400 live trout close to 800 pounds - were donated to area agencies that feed poor Utahns, according to Richard K. Winters, director of the Community Services Council.
The fish were left over from a fishing display at a sportsman show that was held in the Salt Palace. The tank sponsors, To-Ro Enterprises Inc. and Robert M. O'Loughlin, gave the fish to the council, which divided them between Crossroads Urban Center and the Rescue Mission."I guess they're having fish at the Rescue Mission," Winters said. "They got over 450 good-sized trouts."
Live trout were taken in tank trucks to Asian refugee families by Crossroads Urban Center, Winters said. The center operates an emergency food pantry and a fish-pond feeding program for low-income Utahns. They distributed 600 pounds of fish.
This is the second year that fish left over from the show have been donated to the Community Services Council, which distributes them to organizations that serve the poor. The council operates the Salt Lake City Food Bank and provides food to local emergency pantries.