OGDEN -- While Top of Utah residents are celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, workers at United Way of Northern Utah are hoping they will think of others.
United Way will sponsor a fresh-food drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its offices at 2955 Harrison Blvd. Area residents are invited to drop off fresh fruits and vegetables inside or near the north doors of the building.
"This food drive is to get fresh fruits and vegetables in to the food bank," said Leslie Herold, senior director of community impact. "This time of year, those are hard to come by."
Officials at the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank said this year the bank is helping nearly double the number of households with food that it helped a year ago.
And Herold said she's confident that area residents will be able to serve those in need.
"Last year, we got truckloads of fruits and vegetables at this food drive," she said. "They gave what we collected to the seniors first. Those seniors hardly ever get fruits and vegetables."