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Catholic Community Services starting child food program

Published April 3, 2014 7:23 pm
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Catholic Community Services of Utah honored people who have made a difference Wednesday before taking steps to make a difference itself.

The honorees, recognized at the annual Dream Builders Breakfast, included St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson and Weber County Commissioner Jan Zogmaister. The group also honored Robert Hunter, of United Way of Northern Utah.

"All of these incredible honorees have dedicated their lives to enriching and nurturing the lives of northern Utahns," according to a CCS news release.

Funds that CCS raised at the breakfast will help start its new child-hunger program, dubbed Bridging the Gap. One in five Utah children face food insecurity, according to CCS. There are 16,000 children on free and reduced-lunch programs in Weber and Ogden school districts alone.

"However, when school is not in session, children do not have access to these programs and many go hungry during the weekend," according to the statement. "CCS' Bridging the Gap will provide free meals each weekend to children in Weber County."

Bridging the Gap is an extension of the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank.


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