Young dancers competed in a dance-off in Salt Lake City, but the competition was only the half of it. The kids are on a mission to stamp out hunger. They came not only with their moves, but with jars of peanut butter.
It'll all go to the Utah Food Bank's kids programs. “The main thing kids learn is they can share their talent to help other kids and that’s huge,” said Penny Broussard, organizer of the Will Dance for Food project.
Kids feeding other kids is a value their parents are happy to instill. “There are so many hungry kids and the Food Bank sends backpacks home every week and there’s a shortage,” said Annie Thomas, mom of dancer. “It's a great idea to help the kids and the hungry families of Utah.”
It's just the third year of the dance off. Already the event has raise $50,000, figure that’s wowed even the organizers.
“Salt Lake in particular is great for that, something from me being from outside of the States the community spirit that evolved here in Salt Lake is amazing and it really does make a difference in peoples lives especially kids here in Utah,” said Marc Cameron, Urban Dance Organization.
Proceeds from the dance-off support the Utah Food Bank's Kids Cafe and Backpack Programs. The project culminates with the Will Dance for Food competition in March.