Having recently made its first delivery of more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo reservation residents, Farmers Feeding Utah has now made its second delivery to the Cache Food Bank. The project is calling the delivery “Miracle Project Northern Utah.”

“As the land-grant university that is proud to count so many farmers and ranchers as alumni, I can think of no better way to help them during this difficult time — and help needy families as well — than what this program has been doing,” said Noelle E. Cockett, president of Utah State University. “I’m proud to have our Hunger Solutions Institute and extension programs play such a significant role in helping individuals and families in Utah — including our own students — get the food they need. I would encourage current and former Aggies everywhere to visit FarmersFeedingUtah.org and consider how you may be able to contribute.”

“The Cache Food Pantry has lost two of our major food drives this past year — the Boy Scouts of America and the Post Office food drives — due to coronavirus and so the food donations used to sustain families are gone,” said Matt Whitaker, Cache Food Pantry director. “There are more clients than ever because of being out of work, and grocery stores have been less able to donate because of the rush of shoppers. Ultimately, we’re just looking to serve individuals and families in need — especially those that have fallen through the cracks.”

“We’ve seen miracles in how needy families in Utah got the food they needed, and we’ve been able to support some of our local farmers,” said Ron Gibson, president of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. “Another part of this miracle is to see the way things have come together. Utahns have been incredibly generous and stepped up to the challenge on our first project, and I’m looking forward to making this second delivery to help families in northern Utah.”

“Dairy farmers work hard every day to feed the world with safe and nutritious food and, on their behalf, Dairy West aims to make sure that those products feed our communities at a time when it’s needed most,” said Karianne Fallow, CEO of Dairy West. “We are proud to collaborate with the Utah Farm Bureau on this project to offer our Curds+Kindness dairy products to northern Utahns.”

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