Utah Food Bank gets $100K memorial contribution

Aug 24, 2021, 5:15 PM | Updated: 6:45 pm
Utah Food Bank...
The Utah Food Bank says concerns over the transmission of COVID-19 have depleted their volunteers! Image credit, Utah Food Bank)

SALT LAKE CITY– The Michael and Robin Lally Forward Foundation is giving a $100,000 contribution to the Utah Food Bank in memory of Robin’s late sister, Heather Farr. The family says it wants to “create a significant positive impact in the community she so loved.”

Utah Food bank

A $100,000 donation was made to the Utah Food Bank in memory of Heather Farr, who died recently at age 42. (Photo: Michael and Robin Lally Forward Foundation)

Heather Farr died recently at the age of 42.

Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the UFB, says Robin and Heather knew what it was like to struggle to put food on the table.

“In their lifetime, these girls struggled with the issue of food insecurity. They recognized what a challenge it was for their family to go without,” Bott told KSL Newsradio.

And she says this was an especially meaningful gift to some staff members at the food bank who had known Heather in high school.

“We have gifts made all the time to us in remembrance, but to have one to be this size and to have it this heartfelt, it’s been really emotional for the staff,” she said.

The food bank serves more than 200 local food pantries in all 29 counties of Utah. Bott says the COVID1-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity and the Food Bank’s services are needed now more than ever.

Today’s Top Stories

All News

The Nephi City Police said in a Facebook post that a man was luring children to his vehicle yesterd...
Waverly Golden

Be on lookout for suspicious vehicle in Nephi

The Nephi City Police said in a Facebook post that a man was luring children to his vehicle yesterday afternoon.
19 hours ago
Aaron Fotheringham, aka "Wheelz" from Nitro Circus taught and performed tricks at Wheelchair Palooz...
Waverly Golden

Wheelchair Palooza at Woodward Park City

Aaron Fotheringham, aka "Wheelz" from Nitro Circus taught and performed tricks at Wheelchair Palooza in Park City.
19 hours ago
Semi CAX...
Simone Seikaly

Two-vehicle crash involving a semi closes Highway 138 on Friday

A two-vehicle crash involving a fuel truck on Friday morning closed Highway 138 in Tooele County.
19 hours ago
WWE Essential...
Zoe Sottile, CNN

John Cena breaks Make-A-Wish record after granting 650 wishes

Actor, wrestling legend, and perpetual meme subject John Cena has completed a new accomplishment: breaking the world record for most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
19 hours ago
Follow @amandadickson...
Amanda Dickson

Time Out on the Field

One of my first jobs when I started at KSL in 1990 was running the board for BYU games, football and basketball.
19 hours ago
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "had a direct and honest ...
Jennifer Hansler, CNN

Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister have ‘direct and honest exchange’ on Taiwan

Leaders from the United States and China have honest and direct exchange about Taiwan.
19 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Utah Food Bank gets $100K memorial contribution