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Farmers Feeding Utah Donates Food To Kane County Residents

Mar 26, 2021, 9:28 PM | Updated: Mar 27, 2021, 12:38 am

KANAB, Utah – Some families in Kane County didn’t have to worry about where their next meals were coming from Friday night.

The Farmers Feeding Utah program was in Kanab to give out food like potatoes, cheese and beef to families facing food insecurity.

All that food is from Utah farmers to make sure their products are used — instead of being thrown out because of the lack of demand from the pandemic.

Organizers said it makes a big difference.

“We were really excited to be able to bring this program down to Kane County,” said Dusty Reese, a rancher and president of the Kane County Farm Bureau. “We have a lot of people who often feel forgotten down on this end of the state. And it is really exciting to bring people together and provide high-quality food from local producers.”

Last year, Farmers Feeding Utah provided about 1 million pounds of food to people and communities throughout the state.

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Farmers Feeding Utah Donates Food To Kane County Residents