This local nonprofit is spreading love to the homeless with PB&Js

Soul Food USA holding fundraising gala Saturday, August 26th

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- A nonprofit organization is taking the time to remind those without a home they are loved and matter.

Soul Food USA started six years as a family tradition. The creators say they wanted to find a way to teach their children service should be a regular part of everyday life, not just something you do on the holidays so they took what little money they had decided to make pb&js.

With only $36 the small team made 64 sandwiches. “The first man we gave a sandwich to began to cry and said to us ‘He said ‘Feed my sheep,’ and that’s what you guys are doing!’ That moment has changed our lives forever,” they said.

From there the organization grew.

Every other week volunteers from Soul Food USA make over 375 sandwiches with a sticker that says “You Matter”.

“We believe that handing a person a sandwich, along with a handshake or hug, can do more than just feed their body for a few can feed the soul," they said.

Making all of these sandwiches can get pricey. Soul Food USA is inviting those who are willing to help to attend their Peanut Butter & Jelly Gala on Saturday, August 26th.

The gala will be a red carpet affair with fancy clothes, desserts, and dancing. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Country Club, but you'll need to get tickets ahead of time.

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For other ways to help and more information about the organization visit their website


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