Beginning Thanksgiving week, residents of the Salt Lake metropolitan area can find out about their own health status while helping in the fight against hunger.

From Nov. 21 to Dec. 21, two of LDS Hospital's five InstaCare facilities will provide cholesterol screening to anyone who donates $5 worth of canned or dry foods to the Utah Against Hunger campaign.The food can be donated at any one of the five facilities, but the testing will only be done at two centers. The other three will give donors a coupon that will allow them to have the test performed at the two screening centers.

The screening will be done at Foothill InstaCare, 1355 Foothill Drive, and Bountiful InstaCare, 214 W. 15th South, Bountiful. The other facilities are Holladay InstaCare, 3934 S. 23rd East; Sugar House InstaCare, 2159 S. Seventh East, and Rose Park InstaCare, 55 N. Redwood Road. The Rose Park facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the others are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood are associated with high risk for heart disease.