A Long Hard Summer

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Donations to Utah Food Bank have slowed over the summer—but hunger certainly has not. The cost of food, housing, energy, and seemingly everything else has reached an unmanageable level. It has our neighbors sacrificing one basic need, like
food, over another—and they’re looking for a solution.

What happens if there is no solution? Parents will skip meals. Children will go without all the healthy food they need. As a parent at one of our free summer meals sites explained, “Groceries are really expensive. It’s really hard to buy healthy things; we’re just buying less and trying to find the things that are on sale. If it’s not on sale, we don’t get it. These meals make it a little bit more comfortable, so I don’t stress about it as much. It’s like a buffer. It’s very helpful.”

This is why we are working harder than ever to ensure Utahns facing hunger have access to nutritious food. From our partnerships with food pantries to our direct services like free summer meals for kids, mobile pantries, and food box delivery to homebound people with disabilities and seniors living in poverty, we are striving to fight the growing need caused by spiraling inflation.

These rising prices also impact us, and our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide is becoming increasingly challenging—but you can be a part of the solution. Will you join us in the fight against hunger? Your gift of food, time, or money is desperately needed in the next 30 days to meet the high demand for food in Utah this summer.

Summer Meals