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.
Established in 2019, the USANA® Foundation, seeing a local need, acquired KidsEat!Utah to form USANA® Kids Eat. Providing backpacks filled with food for at-risk youth to schools and organizations in the Wasatch Front, the Foundation was able to provide the best global reach, with a strong 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. We work to involve and connect the community, and create a network of support for our local kids. Together, we can address hunger in Utah. Because no child should ever go hungry.

Our Impact

Each week, USANA® Kids Eat delivers over 9,100 meals to local, at-risk youth.



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

Michelle Benedict

Global Programs Director,
USANA Foundation

Stephen Cook

Sr Program Manager,
USANA Kids Eat

Angelia Vierra

Development Manager
USANA Kids Eat

Keri Lusk

Communications Manager
USANA Kids Eat

Laura Chamorro

Warehouse Lead,
USANA Kids Eat

USANA Foundation Board Members

Paul Jones

Chairman of the Board

Dave Gregersen

Board Member

Peggie Pelosi

Board Member

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

USANA Health Sciences

Tim and Starleen Wood

Megaplex-Miller Family Philanthropy


Dave and Renee Wentz

Kroger Foundation

James and Lisa Budge

Walmart/Sam’s Club-Murray UT

Engage Contracting

Kevin and Lori Guest

The Joan and Tim Fenton Foundation


Canyons Education Foundation

Spencer and Amanda Millerberg

First Utah Bank

Jeremy and Kristin Andrus

Okland Construction

Mountain America Credit Union

Dan and Amy Macuga

Josh and Jenny Foukas

Mark and Karla Olson

Foothill Family Clinic

Hutchinson Trucking

Scott and Natalie Stoddard

Dr Rob and Anne Sinnott

Pete and Michelle Benedict

Brigham Young University Alumni

Knight Family Foundation

Ashley Collins

Amy and Tim Haran

Doug and Jane Hekking

Murray High Alumni Association

USANA® Kids Eat adoptive and 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.