Logan, UT – Utahans are being urged to participate in a Summer Food Drive announced by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The event is designed to help local food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens meet increasing demands during a period of the year donations dip. Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development, Service Centers across Utah will be collecting non-perishable food items that will be delivered to local area food banks.
All USDA employees are being asked to help out, and donations from all residents are certainly welcome. In each community donated food will be collected and directly delivered to local food banks. The program will run through August 31.
For more information contact your State, Area or local Rural Development Office. For a list of Offices go to www.rurdev.usda.gov/ut