A burned-out light bulb, a clogged drain, a closet door that won’t slide shut.

Sometimes it is the little things that count — vexatious little things that many of the low-income elderly or disabled just can’t fix themselves.

And there are the big things — a recession that won’t abate, and so many people seeking help that some existing services, such as on-call handymen formerly tapped by the Utah Food Bank, must be left behind…

But as of July 1, that service is all but unavailable, said Jim Pugh, chief executive officer at the Utah Food Bank. And, unfortunately, there are good reasons. continue reading>>

Source: Peg Mcentee (The Salt Lake Tribune)

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