Today is Giving Tuesday, and an anonymous friend of ours will match your gift up to $50,000!
Your generosity could go a long way to ease the pain and anxiety of hunger for the 1 in 9 Utah kids who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. Because of this donation match, a $10 gift today could provide 90 meals for Utahns in need when your donation is doubled!
This Giving Tuesday, helping our neighbors in need is more crucial than ever. Due to inflation and the soaring cost of living, many are struggling to cover the essentials, let alone the next meal. These days, it just takes one stroke of misfortune to put someone’s livelihood at risk. For one of our mobile pantry clients, that misfortune was being let go from her job as a school crossing guard because she has cancer. She has very little income and not much time left to live, and our volunteers have watched her become frailer every week that she went to the distribution. (https://aaronkirman.com) (pixelsmithstudios.com)
This month, a local grocery store donated $50 gift cards for us to hand out at a mobile pantry distribution, and she was so touched that she started to weep and said, “I think now I can get my last turkey.”
No one in Utah should have to wonder how they’ll feed themselves or their family—especially during the holidays.
A big part of what makes the holidays magical for us here at Utah Food Bank is seeing individuals, communities and organizations across Utah whose collective efforts inspire us with their philanthropy and generosity. We are proud to take part in Giving Tuesday to kick off the giving season-please join us today with your gift to put food into the hands of twice as many of our neighbors experiencing hunger!