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USANA Kids Eat Article in West Valley City Journal

USANA Kids Eat - David Mulham 2The West Valley City Journal quotes Kevin Guest, CEO of USANA Health Sciences, in its article about the USANA Kids Eat program.

Feeding Hungry Kids ‘Outside Our Back Door’

The program operates under the umbrella of the USANA Foundation. It helps to ensure 56,000 kids along the Wasatch Front in Utah don’t go home hungry. You can read the full article here, and learn how you can help by visiting USANA Kids Eat online.

We opened a new facility in December 2019 to help provide even more meals to hungry children in Utah.

“The mission of our company is creating the healthiest families on earth. And health begins with the very basic needs of nutrition. Right outside our back door are thousands of children who have that need.” — Kevin Guest, USANA CEO

 

USANA Kids Eat: Serving Our Community

USANA Kids Eat - No Child Should Ever Go Hungry

We recently officially opened USANA Kids Eat. It’s a food-packing facility where volunteers will fill backpacks with food for children who don’t have enough to eat (for background on the program, please see my previous blog post or visit usanakidseat.org).

You’ve heard me repeat the quote, attributed to Winston Churchill, often:

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

USANA Kids Eat Ribbon Cutting

The USANA Kids Eat facility officially opened on Dec. 19, 2019.

Giving is so important. And that’s what USANA Kids Eat, in conjunction with the USANA Foundation, allows us to do. We’re providing millions of meals to children and families across the globe. But now, we’re able to better serve those in our local community.

Helping to Feed Hungry Children

I get choked up when I think about kids going home for the holiday break to empty cupboards. Just the other day, I joined several USANA employees in packing food for one particular school.

We were able to help make sure those children went home with backpacks filled with enough food to get them and their families through the long winter break. One in five Utah children goes home to insufficient or no food every day.

“With each backpack containing seven meals, we are filling and distributing 800 backpacks each week,” said Brian Paul, USANA Foundation president. “For long holiday breaks, we fill over 3,000 extended-break food kits so kids will have enough food. We welcome the public’s help to reach the goal of filling and distributing 1,000 backpacks per week, which will total 300,000 meals for hungry kids in our community in 2020.”

Making a difference is part of our vision and culture at USANA. And we’re looking forward to making an even bigger difference in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. Our goal with the program is to fill and deliver 1,000 backpacks each week to hungry children.

Thank you to our special guests and dignitaries who joined us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 19. And thanks to each of you for your continued support of the USANA Foundation — and now USANA Kids Eat.

Media Mentions

The following are media mentions connected to the USANA Kids Eat program, as well as to the grand opening on Dec. 19, 2019:

To learn more about USANA Kids Eat, please visit usanakidseat.org. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

USANA Kids Eat Set to Open its Doors

USANA Kids Eat Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony • Dec. 19, 2019

 

We at USANA are always looking for ways to give back to our community. The USANA Kids Eat initiative is one way in which we’re striving to do that.

Kids Eat - Kevin GuestAs I mention in the video above, we’re celebrating the opening of the beautiful new food-packing facility on Dec. 19, 2019. Several dignitaries — including Dr. Oz — are planning to join us.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. So if you’re in the area at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19, I’d love for you to stop by. You can tour the new facility and even pack a backpack or two.

Located next to USANA’s corporate offices at 2538 South 3850 West in Salt Lake City, the center promises to make a big impact within our community.

USANA Kids Eat: An Important Initiative

For those who haven’t heard, several months ago the USANA Foundation acquired two local charities to help in its mission to feed hungry children — worldwide and in our own backyard.

USANA Kids Eat is a USANA Foundation initiative that strives to eliminate childhood hunger in Utah by providing food to at-risk youth. Already, the community’s come together to pack food for kids to take home with them on weekends and holiday breaks.

And now, with the opening of the new facility next week, we’ll have a dedicated spot to better serve children.

Recently, USANA Kids Eat earned Mountain America Credit Union’s “Pass it Along” recognition, which recognizes local nonprofits making a significant impact in the community.

To learn more about the program, please take a look at this article on What’s Up, USANA? and be sure to follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.