USANA Health Sciences is a global nutritional company headquartered in Utah.
They established the USANA Kids Eat non-profit organization to pack and distribute more than 800 backpacks of food every weekend to help kids in more than 65 schools from Ogden to Herriman make it to Monday with food.
Seven meals are in each backpack, which means up to 5,600 meals are provided each week.
Now USANA Kids Eat is launching its 1st Teachers Relief Program. We talked with Michelle Benedict, the Director of USANA Kids Eat, who says school teachers are often overlooked.
Benedict says they want to show their love and support to teachers on the frontline who work tirelessly to educate children.
Throughout February they've been handing out 1,500 bags to teachers in 30 schools. USANA executives and employees donated their time in January to get the bags ready.
Along with food, the bags are filled with stress balls, resistance bands, candles and items that will help teachers cope with the pressures they're facing during the pandemic.
If you'd like to pitch in, the best way is to donate online at UsanaKidsEat.org. Because USANA pays for all administrative costs, every dollar you donate goes directly to buying food and supplies for kids and those in their world.
You can also join the Weekend Bag Program, and come pack food in bags for kids or even adopt a school. UsanaKidsEat.org has all of the information to donate and sign up today.