The cold weather we’ve seen recently makes life especially dreary for those facing the decision of whether to turn on the heat or have enough to eat for their families. Unfortunately, heat or eat is an impossible question many of our neighbors facing food insecurity must ask themselves. How do you choose between ensuring your children stay warm and making sure their bellies are full?
Your donations to Utah Food Bank make it possible for families facing hunger to put food on the table and keep the heat on.
Brittany, a Mobile Pantry client, shared with us how Utah Food Bank has made it possible for her family to stay warm and well-fed.
“The things that make life a little more comfortable are things we’ve been able to do thanks to the help we receive from the Mobile Pantry. Now we can do things like let the kids eat as much as they want. Having insufficient food is miserable, and the kids worry about it. The little luxuries like turning on the heat are only made possible thanks to the Mobile Pantry! I didn’t think about the fact that we don’t turn on the heat … we just put on another sweater. The other day, I had my coat on in the house, but I could not get warm. I went and checked the thermostat, and it was 42 degrees inside the house! So I finally decided to turn the heat on. Thankfully we could afford to because of the food we get from the Mobile Pantry. It sure was nice to turn it on!”
Your generosity of time, food, and money is the reason we can help families like Brittany’s all across Utah. We thank you for your continued support!
Please click below if you’d like to help families across Utah avoid the impossible choice between heat and eat.