Monday, March 21, 2011

Scouting For Food Drive Kick Off

Lt. Governor Greg Bell & Scouting Councils to
Kick Off Scouting for Food Drive

WHAT:          A media conference will be held at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda featuring Lt. Governor Greg Bell and representatives from Boy Scouts of America, the Utah National Guard, Utah Food Bank and Utah's emergency food network.

                        Lt. Governor Bell will present a proclamation signed by Governor Gary Herbert declaring Saturday, March 26 as Scouting for Food Day throughout Utah.

Utah's 25th Annual Scouting for Food drive is to be held Saturday, March 26 and will help stock the shelves of Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries statewide. Food drive donations received through Scouting for Food are imperative as the holiday donations supply from the community dwindles and the spring months progress. Each Utah community is urged to help make this drive successful by donating to help feed Utahns in need.

The 2011 Scouting for Food media campaign is sponsored by Siegfried & Jensen.

WHEN:          Tuesday, March 22
4 p.m.
                                                                                   
WHERE:       Utah State Capitol Rotunda

WHO:             Lt. Governor Greg Bell
                        Utah Food Bank CEO Jim Pugh
                        Boy Scout Kalob Valle
                        Representatives from Boy Scouts of America
           
About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 150 emergency food pantries and agencies statewide. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 30.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 23 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 221,237 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 26,472 senior food boxes and answered 114,994 calls through its 2-1-1 Information & Referral service. For more information about Utah Food Bank call (801) 978-2452 or visit http://www.utahfoodbank.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.

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