Share the Harvest, an annual proj-ect to distribute donated garden produce and other food items to needy Utahns continues Sunday at sites in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Midvale, Ogden, Provo and Price.
For the seventh year, Utahns Against Hunger has teamed up with churches, community organizations, emergency food pantries and hundreds of volunteers to distribute food items to those in need. In the past two weeks, more than 1,500 Share the Harvest food packages have been distributed to benefit more than 6,000 Utahns."Share the Harvest is taking place this year at a time when caseloads at emergency food pantries and other food relief facilities are at the highest level of the year," said Grady Walker, UAH spokesman. "Fortunately, Share the Harvest is also taking place at a time when there is an abundance of extra food resources in Utah communities. Thousands of Utahns have more fresh produce from their home vegetable gardens and fruit trees than they can possibly eat. Donating a share of their extra produce is an easy and inexpensive way for them to help their neighbors in need."
Food distribution will take place Sept. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. Families and individuals in need of food assistance are invited to visit the Share the Harvest site nearest them. Those who would like to donate produce and other foods are encouraged to bring their donations to the nearest Share the Harvest site.
Donations are especially needed in the West Valley and Midvale areas of Salt Lake County. Food demand exceeded supplies in both communities last Sunday.
To get more information, and specific site listings, call Utahns Against Hunger at 328-2561 or toll free 1-800-453-3663.