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SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office is joining forces with religious and civic leaders across the State to encourage all Utahns to help their neighbors by donating a grocery bag of canned food to support those in need this holiday season.

Governor Gary R. Herbert has formally designated Saturday, Dec. 5, as "Help Your Neighbor Day." Lt. Governor Greg Bell will read the declaration, which cites an increasing demand for services during the winter months, at a Friday news conference at the Utah State Capitol.

Items can be delivered to any Smith's location statewide, the Utah Food Bank (3150 South 900 West) and regional food banks and emergency food banks throughout Utah.

"As Utahns, we truly are blessed this holiday season," Governor Herbert said. "But there are still those among us who are facing challenges. Lt. Governor Bell and I ask that all Utahns think of their neighbors during this season of giving and reach out to them this Saturday."

WHO:              Lt. Governor Greg Bell, the Utah Food Bank and religious and civic leaders from the Alliance for Unity

WHAT:            Will announce "Help Your Neighbor Day" in Utah and ask that all Utahns donate a bag of canned food to those in need on Saturday, Dec. 5

WHEN:            Friday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:          South steps of the Utah State Capitol

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