SALT LAKE CITY — The family of late Salt Lake City resident Heather Farr is donating $100,000 to the Utah Food Bank in her honor.
Food security was an issue that hit close to home for Farr, who passed away at only 42.
“When Heather and I were teenagers, there were days when our family struggled to put food on the table”, said Robin Lally, sister of Heather Farr and Co-President of the Michael & Robin Lally Forward Foundation. “The relief that we felt receiving food donations is hard to describe. Heather would have loved knowing that countless Utahans will receive this much-needed support.”
According to the Utah Food Bank, 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children in Utah are unsure where their next meal is coming from.
“This generous donation will ensure thousands of families won’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from,” says Ginette Bott, President and CEO of Utah Food Bank. “Especially with the impact COVID-19 is causing, our services are needed now more than ever. Food insecurity is increasing exponentially, even amongst Utahans who have never needed help before.”
“Life is short,” said Lally. “Let’s care for each other and work together to uplift the people around us.”