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Horticulture Extension faculty in Salt Lake County was presented a challenge in spring of 2014 to identify sources of local produce to benefit homebound Meals on Wheels clients through the newly developed Meals Plus Program (MPP). Although the delivery of produce to clients was not a problem since the Salt Lake County Meals on Wheels Program regularly distributed cooked meals to approximately 1,500 clients in 2014, the budget for the MPP did not include money to purchase produce from a local grocer or farmer. USU Extension horticulture faculty was tasked with sourcing local produce through community partnerships; three partnerships were developed in 2014 to supply approximately 130 seniors with weekly shares of fresh produce.

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