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USANA® Kids Eat

Hunger is a real problem in Utah. More than 56,000 children along the Wasatch Front wonder if they will have food to eat today. The problem is worse on weekends and extended breaks from school. A lot of work is being done to address the hunger in our backyards, but we can do so much more.
KidsEat! was established in 2013 by Lynda Brown to provide backpacks filled with food for at-risk youth to a large network of schools and organizations in northern Utah. In 2019, the USANA® Foundation acquired KidsEat! to form USANA® Kids Eat: for the best global reach, with a local impact.
We provide secure and safe food sources to at-risk children, raise public awareness of this important issue, and generate resources and revenue through local campaigns and volunteer opportunities. Together, we can address hunger in Utah. Because no child should ever go hungry.

Our Impact

Each week, USANA® Kids Eat delivers over 5,600 meals to local, at-risk youth.

(KidsEat Utah and The Kids Next Door)
Backpacks Delivered
Meals Provided
Schools & Organizations

We are making a difference—but there are thousands of children who still need food. With your help, we can provide a brighter future for even more kids.


Our Team

We are a small and dedicated team. Passionate about what we do, we work to ensure the greatest impact is made in our community.

Brian Paul
USANA Foundation
Ayugi Ntambwe-Kalala
Senior Manager of Programs,
USANA Foundation
Geoff Partain
Program Manager,
USANA Kids Eat
Michelle Benedict
Development Manager,
USANA Kids Eat

USANA Foundation Board Members

Denis Waitley
Board Member
Dave Gregersen
Board Member
Peggie Pelosi
Board Member
Paul Jones
Board Member
Lynda Brown
Board Advisor and Founder of KidsEat! Utah

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

USANA Health Sciences

Mountain America Credit Union

Edge Eyewear

Health Corps

Dave Wentz

Mayor Ron Bigelow, West Valley City Council

Mayor Blair Camp and Murray City Council

Chamber West

Murray Chamber


USANA® Kids Eat corporate sponsors share our vision to solve the problem of food insecurity within our community. They are dedicated to support schools and organizations in need gain access to healthy, reliable food so students can focus on their education, instead of hunger.