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WHAT: In honor of Governor Gary R. Herbert's September 11, 2011, declaration of a Day of Service and Remembrance, the Governor and his staff will volunteer at the Utah Food Bank.
 
WHO: Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, Lt. Governor Greg S. Bell, Rob Brough (Zions Bank) and Governor's staff
 
WHEN: Friday, September 23, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
 
WHERE: Utah Food Bank, 3150 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City
 
BACKGROUND:
 

  • Friday's staff volunteer effort is timed to alert Utahns of the Utah Food Bank's heightened need and the third annual Hunger Action Month Food Drive being held Saturday, September 24, 9:00a.m.- 3:00p.m., with Walmart drop-off locations statewide.\
  • Governor Herbert recently selected Utah Food Bank as recipient of a $10,000 Zions Bank contribution which was awarded at the Governor's Cup charity golf event. 
  • The Governor encourages all Utah media outlets to highlight the significant need at the Utah Food Bank and Saturday's food drive. 
  • Utah Food Bank saw a 40% increase in requests for assistance from its 154 partner agencies last year.

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