June 14, 2020
  • Covid Kudos

Local church distributes food to community members in need

Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City.     Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City.     Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City.     Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson
Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City.     Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson|Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City.     Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson|Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City.     Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson|||| Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City. Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson|Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City. Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson|Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Cannon Stake distribute food to people in need on March 18, the day a major earthquake hit Salt Lake City. Photos by Charlotte Fife-Jepperson|||| ||||||
By Charlotte Fife-Jepperson

Religious leaders at the Cannon Stake, a division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Glendale neighborhood, started a food distribution project in partnership with the Utah Food Bank back in October of 2019 to help feed those less fortunate.

Cannon Stake President Brian Baker got the project going, and Ken Greenland manages the project.

Every Wednesday from 4 - 5 p.m., members of Cannon Stake hand out boxes of high quality food to people in need.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Utah, the demand for food has steadily increased. Now, each week they serve between 400 to 500 vehicles, which are lined up all the way into Jordan Park. Food is given to any community member, not just members of the LDS church, and they are in need of volunteers.To volunteer, simply show up at the LDS church on the corner of 900 West and Fremont Ave. by 3:30 p.m. and ask for Ken Greenland.