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SALT LAKE CITY — Statewide need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is seen in statistics showing an ever-growing number of Utah families struggling to put food on the table.

And the Utah Food Bank is hoping it’s a family affair when those who are not in want put together packages for those in need.

“We like to invite folks to shop in their own pantry at home. Have the kids in the household join them in the pantry,” Ginette Bott, president and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, said Friday. “Let the kids select the items that they would like

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But when the townhouses never came to fruition and with the lot remaining in foreclosure, Atlanta’s Conservation Fund bought it in 2016 to develop an unexpected project: the nation’s largest free food forest.
Thanks to a US Forest Service grant and a partnership between the city of Atlanta, the Conservation Fund, and Trees Atlanta, you’ll find 7.1 acres of land ripe with 2,500 pesticide-free edible and medicinal plants only 10 minutes from Atlanta’s airport, the world’s busiest airport before the pandemic struck.

The forest is in the Browns Mill neighborhood of southeast Atlanta, where the closest grocery store is … Read More

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