‘Community advocate’ feeds the hungry and food insecure in Utah

(good things utah) As a result of a global pandemic, families and individuals in our state have slowly become food insecure; for the daily meals that were once taken for granted had suddenly become a rare occurrence.

As this disparity persisted and the economy froze, a local charity called Murray Kids Pantry was quick to act during this time of need. Led by its president and community advocate, Jim Brass, the dedicated teams of Murray Children’s Pantry have made a difference in the lives of individuals in northern Utah.

Originally providing meals to primary school children who were hungry at home, Murray Children’s Pantry has since made it its mission to provide all residents in need with meals during their week.

To highlight this important work they do, The lawyers brought to light this disinterested charity; giving special recognition to Jim Brass as an Honorary Community Advocate for his many contributions to the state and the selfless empathy he has for those who suffer from hunger.

Jim is a former Murray City Council member and retired business owner with 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He works diligently to make sure everyone in the community knows where their next meal is coming from.

For more information on this recognition, visit TheAdvocates.com


As we prepared, get our 501c3 in order… the pandemic hit… So we made a conscious decision to start feeding everyone who needed food. We don’t ask questions, we just don’t want anyone to go hungry…

Jim Brass, President/Murray Children’s Pantry


Some of the hard working volunteers at Murray Children’s Pantry

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Charity makes a huge difference to those they help; serving an average of 1,800 meals per week. They offer prepackaged bags of food to feed one person for two days, or they can also put together a family box as needed.

Despite the difference they make in the community, Murray Children’s Pantry needs generous donations of food or funding to further the cause. Some of the necessary food donation items include:

  • Canned soup/stew
  • canned vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheese macaroni
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Fruit cups/applesauce cups
  • Oatmeal (individual)
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Long-life milk
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • And much more (See website)


To find out more about the charity or to donate, go to MurrayChildrensPantry.org


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