Utah Food Bank gets 40K-pound pork donation after BYU, USU football seasons

Good News Notes: “Football season has come and gone, but Utah State and BYU players were still throwing around the pigskin last week. Players from both teams unloaded nearly 40,000 pounds of pork product Friday donated to the Utah Food Bank by Smithfield Foods Inc. The world’s largest pork processing company, Smithfield Foods donated 25…

NBA star Donovan Mitchell donates coats, hats to Stamford charit

Good News Notes: “Dozens of needy kids in Stamford have new coats and hats Wednesday night thanks to NBA player Donovan Mitchell.” “Brand-new clothing arrived at Inspirica, Inc., a Stamford charity dedicated to helping families escape homelessness.” “The rising NBA star who plays for the Utah Jazz is the son of a preschool teacher in…

How dancing puts food on the table for Utah kids in need

Good News Notes: “Will Dance for Kids Project’s (WDFKP) The Peanut Butter JAMM is a dance battle on November 2, 2019 at Gallivan Center to benefit the Kid’s Programs at Utah Food Bank.  It’s a great day of dance and entertainment featuring some of Utah’s best Bboys and Hip Hop Dancers.” “Penny Broussard, Director of…

Rock climber’s act of kindness helped transform rural Utah community

Good News Notes: Rock climbers started finding some great spots near a traditional, quiet small town. The presence of the climbers made residents uneasy and unsure about what culture and attitudes they brought with them.  A kind gesture by one of the climbers led to a wary cooperation.  An idea for a festival to celebrate…