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Community Action Services wants to thank the community

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Community Action Services wants to thank the community

Congratulations Community Action Services for being published in Serve Daily.

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Sara Davis, Serve Daily

February 1, 2018

In 2017, Community Action Services and Food Bank helped thousands of people in Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties who didn’t have enough food, were pulling themselves out of poverty, needed financial help, were buying their first home or needed emergency assistance.

Every month, it sent food home with an average of 900 families from its Provo location. It also distributed food to 250 more families monthly from its locations in Heber, Kamas, and Coalville. And it sent 1,450 nutrition packs home every week with elementary school students who don’t have enough food at home.

But it couldn’t have distributed 3.6 million pounds of food, helped hungry kids or done anything else without the community’s help.

“A daily occurrence in the food pantry is clients expressing thanks to our staff and volunteers for the help they receive,” said Dave Smith, food bank manager. “Homeless individuals, struggling seniors, families facing problems and others truly appreciate programs and food assistance of Community Action Services and Food Bank. We always tell those clients that the help they receive would not be possible without the generous and ongoing support of community members, businesses and others. The generosity and support shown blesses lives and makes this a better place to live. Our communities benefit when kids facing hunger or families in poverty receive the needed assistance and guidance to achieve self-sufficiency. That is the mission of Community Action Services.”

Read the full article here.