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The line for a free Thanksgiving turkey went down the stairs and out the door at the Urban Indian Center in Salt Lake City Wednesday, where the Crossroads Urban Center hosted its annual food giveaway.

Free Meals Help Fill Nutrition Gap during Summer

Jun 3, 2016
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As school lets out, many children lose access to free or reduced-price school meals. Efforts to provide meals to those kids begin next week.

Whittney Evans

The Utah Food Bank celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by organizing volunteers to fill food boxes for delivery.

Judy Fahys

The Salt Lake City Mayor’s office has for 13 years hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in partnership with the Utah Food Bank. Today more than 100 volunteers lent their time and energy to the cause. 

Ginette Bott with the Utah Food Bank addressed volunteers early Monday morning about the value of their service. Bott says last year volunteers donated 103,000 hours of time to the organization.

Brian Grimmett

Governor Gary Herbert says he’s getting closer to making a decision about Medicaid expansion in Utah, and that it could come by the end of the year.

Herbert says as he learns more about the impacts of expanding Medicaid benefits, it is becoming clearer what his decision will be. But, he wouldn’t yet rule out any of the options, or variations of options, that he’s been presented with.