Utah Food Bank Needs Your Help: Falling Short of its Goal


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SALT LAKE, UT – (ABC4UTAH) — The Utah Food bank is falling short of their goal in its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The 11th annual 5k and 10k Utah Human Race is on Thanksgiving morning. The goal is 6,000 registered participants but they only have a little more than half of that goal.

Registration on line has been extended until Tuesday at 7 a.m and you are able to register in person on Wednesday when you can pickup your running shirt and packet at the same time.

Ginnette Bott is the Chief Developmental Officer at the Utah Food Bank.

“Thanksgiving is such an important time. It’s time for us to all stop and take a look around. Be grateful for what we have but then recognize there are many many among us who don’t have that so this race is a great way to donate, participate and be part of the fight against hunger.  

The Utah Food Bank supports 143 pantries and other agencies across the state. With donations and participants in the Human Race on Thanksgiving the Utah Food Bank hopes to feed more than 420,000 thousand people in need in Utah.

“you see thousands of people standing around you see families, costumes, strollers, dogs you see all sorts of people who have come together for their particular family and for their day but they’ve taken an hour out of their day to share with us, and I think for us its important to recognize that many recognize what we do is so important.”

Registration is $20 for the 5K, $25 for the 10K race.
To register: race-info?gclid=Cj0KEQiA08rBBRDUn4qproqwzYMBEiQAqpzns9BOcf2WwIKBbqyhRjyAvudkBNDECqZStHA_rmtnMkwaAnzd8P8HAQ

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