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KeyBank provides $100,000 grant to Utah Food Bank


KeyBank has given Utah Food Bank a $100,000 grant to build an infrastructure that will allow the organisation to identify, track, and distribute culturally appropriate foods to Salt Lake City communities in need, and eventually, the entire state.

Utah Food Bank has been committed to serving Utah citizens in need since its inception in 1904 as the Salt Lake Charity Association. The organization provides free food to 230 food pantry partners across the state.

The KeyBank grant will help and improve the Utah Food Bank's efforts to establish a baseline delivery for the top 15 culturally responsive foods and to create workflows for inventory and warehousing departments to identify, communicate, and prioritize agency needs. The new program will also include survey tools to help partner agencies better assess and record product preferences.

“The work Utah Food Bank has planned for its culturally appropriate food distribution program will change lives in our community by offering a path to nutritious and familiar fare for food insecure populations,” said Drew Yergensen, president of KeyBank’s Utah market.

“We are proud to help create this meaningful community program.”

“Utah Food Bank is grateful to KeyBank for supporting this important initiative that will help us respond accordingly to Utah’s changing demographics,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank President & CEO.

“Piloting this program in Salt Lake County will allow us to learn from and refine the distribution of more culturally responsive foods so that as we expand our footprint in Utah in the near future, we can implement similar models statewide.”