Utah Food Bank: Fighting Hunger Statewide
Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but has always remained true to our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide. 410,000 Utahns, which equates to 1 in 8 individuals, are at risk of missing a meal today. Even more alarming is that 1 in 7 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal is coming from. With your support last year, we distributed 70.2 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 58.5 million meals, to people facing hunger across the state.
Hunger Harms Mental Health
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and we believe it’s important to acknowledge the connection between mental health and food insecurity. The challenges of food insecurity are many – it goes beyond empty tummies – and no age group is safe from the harmful effects it plays on mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated [...]
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