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As season suspension continues, Real Salt Lake donates food, money to Utah Food Bank

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Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen, left, talks to Freddy Juarez, RSL’s new head coach, after a press conference at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

As Major League Soccer is in suspension like many other sports organizations in the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, Real Salt Lake on Thursday provided a generous donation to the Utah Food Bank.

In conjunction with Rio Tinto Stadium and Levy, the RSL Foundation donated food intended for matches that have been postponed, as well as $5,000.

“In this difficult time that everyone is facing, we wanted to take the opportunity to help those in need,” RSL Foundation executive director Mary Van Minde said in a statement. “In delivering food that may have gone to waste to the Utah Food Bank, the RSL Foundation aims not only to help people affected by the pandemic, but also create awareness for a giving opportunity right here in our community.”

Food from Zions Bank Stadium intended for Real Monarchs matches that have been postponed was donated on Tuesday.