Associated Retail Operations donates $85,000 to Utah Food Bank to fight childhood hunger

Kid-friendly food donation to help pantries during summer months

WHO:  Utah Food Bank and Associated Retail Operations (Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Fresh Market, Dick’s Market, Lin’s Market.)

WHAT: ARO team members will be assembling summer pantry orders containing kid-friendly items to aide local food pantries. The food items are a part of an $85 thousand dollar donation fundraised from the local grocers. (Visual) ARO team members building orders at Utah Food Bank.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Utah Food Bank, 3150 S 900 W, and Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Salt Lake City, UT, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Associated Retail Operations (Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Lin’s Market, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market) will donate $85 thousand in kid-friendly food items to Utah Food Bank on June 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. ARO team members will build pantry orders at Utah Food Bank, combining kid-friendly items like shelf-stable milk, tuna, applesauce, oatmeal and more into boxes that will be distributed to Utahns facing hunger.

The 59,750 pounds of donated food will assist Utah Food Bank during its most critical time of year—when donations are typically at their lowest and need skyrockets for kids due to the absence of school provided meals while kids are on summer break.

The 85 thousand dollar donation was fundraised at local Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Lin’s Market, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market stores during their Season to Share campaign from generous guests.


About Associated Retail Operations:
Associated Retail Operations is a group of corporate stores owned by Associated Food Stores, an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides products and services to more than 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. The corporate stores operate under five different banners and formats: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets. Learn more about Associated Retail Operations by visiting their websites:,, Associated Food Stores can be found

About Utah Food Bank:
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 134 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 37.5 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 31.3 million meals, to families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served just under 245,000 Kids Cafe meals, delivered almost 41,000 food boxes and filled more than 60,000 kids’ backpacks to ensure hunger-free weekends. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at


Sarah Pettit

Associated Food Stores

Cell: 801.916.1070

Heidi Cannella

Utah Food Bank