Smith’s Zero Hunger program helping keep food on Salt Lake families’ tables

Paola Hernandez, a third grader at Edison Elementary School, gets some grab-and-go lunches for her family at the school in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. To help meet the food need of students, the Salt Lake Education Foundation with the help of Smith’s Food & Drug are providing 5,200 meals to students. The Salt Lake City School District’s child nutrition department will give out these additional meals at Edison and Escalante elementary schools. The donation from Smith’s Food & Drug Stores supports the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan which is aiming to end hunger in communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.

Paola Hernandez, a third grader at Edison Elementary School, gets some grab-and-go lunches for her family at the school in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. To help meet the food need of students, the Salt Lake Education Foundation with the help of Smith’s Food & Drug are providing 5,200 meals to students. The Salt Lake City School District’s child nutrition department will give out these additional meals at Edison and Escalante elementary schools. The donation from Smith’s Food & Drug Stores supports the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan which is aiming to end hunger in communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Paola Hernandez, a third grader at Edison Elementary School, gets some grab-and-go lunches for her family at the school in Salt Lake City on Thursday. To help meet the food needs of students, the Salt Lake Education Foundation with the help of Smith’s Food & Drug are providing 5,200 meals to students. Approximately 57% of students in the Salt Lake City School District qualify for free or reduced lunch, and COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation, officials noted. The Salt Lake City School District’s child nutrition department will give out these additional meals at Edison and Escalante elementary schools. The donation from Smith’s Food & Drug Stores supports the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan which is aiming to end hunger in communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

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