Arctic Circle Restaurant chain donated $10,000 through their nonprofit organization, Arctic Cares, to the Utah Food Bank and will provide thousands of food items to communities throughout Utah at a time when it is needed most. 

“Utah Food Bank is so grateful to Arctic Circle for their $10,000 donation, which will provide 38,833 meals for Utahns Facing Hunger,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank president & CEO. “Community support like this allows us to continue to respond to the surge in need we are experiencing and is crucial to our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide.”

Food insecurity has become an issue for many in Utah who are currently working reduced hours or have suffered from job loss. The food bank has been able to provide for an influx of residents finding themselves in need of help and will be able to continue to supply food with the Arctic Cares donations. 

“We are beyond thrilled that we’re able help the Utah Food Banks fight hunger and serve those in need,” said Kasey Christensen, COO of Arctic Circle Restaurants. “Arctic Cares was created years ago as a way for us to give back to those in the Arctic Circle family who are in need and we’re grateful to lend a hand to the Utah Food Bank at such a critical time. We hope this will be the first of many donations and look forward to building a partnership with the food bank in the future.”

Arctic Circle has built a reputation for giving back to its communities through Arctic Cares over the years. Past and present community involvement projects include sponsoring events like the annual Utah March of Dimes Haunted House, Utah Winter Games, Utah Special Olympics Camp, Kids’ Club on KBYU and more.

Though Arctic Circle’s roots date back to 1924, original owner Don Carlos Edwards opened the nation’s first Arctic Circle in Salt Lake City in 1950. Counting Utah, Arctic Circle’s operations currently span six states in the West with 67 total stores. Arctic Circle Restaurants are located in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Wyoming.

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