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New $10M Utah Food Bank facility dedicated

(Deseret News) Wednesday was "chocolate chip cookie day" for Utah.

That's what Bishop H. David Burton, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said as a new $10 million Utah Food Bank facility was dedicated in South Salt Lake.

Located at 3150 S. 900 West, the 86,000-square-foot facility will allow the Utah Food Bank to double its current distribution of 23 million pounds of food per year.

Bishop Burton said the new facility, which he considers a treat for the state, will bless the lives of many.

"It's a great organization in helping others," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said of the Utah Food Bank, stressing that it began back in 1904. "Government can't do it all."

He said in these difficult economic times we must help our neighbors and that no organization has done that better than the Utah Food Bank.

Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah described the new facility as incredible.

Ginette Bott, a member of the Utah Food Bank board of directors, said the new facility represents four years of planning and work.

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