Seventeen local Bank of Utah branches and mortgage offices from Tremonton to St. George collected more than two tons of food for the bank’s annual “Kick Childhood Hunger” statewide food drive in May. Bank employees, customers and friends dropped off non-perishable foods and the bank is delivering those donations to 11 local food pantries that help put food in children’s backpacks to ward off hunger at school and at home on the weekends.

Students from Summit Elementary in Logan and Lakeview Elementary in Brigham City collected food at the schools as part of the Kick Childhood Hunger effort. Charitable organizations receiving donations of food and cash include:
• Cache Community Pantry - Logan
• Tremonton Community Pantry - Tremonton
• Box Elder Community Pantry - Brigham City
• Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank - Ogden
• Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership (OWCAP) - Ogden
• Bountiful Food Pantry - Bountiful
• Crossroads Urban Center - Salt Lake City
• Peace House - Heber City
• Community Action Services and Food Bank - Provo
• Carbon Caring for Kids - Price
• Switchpoint - St. George