Help Provide 450,000 Meals Before Sept. 30!
September is national Hunger Action Month, which is a time for our communities to act on the issue of hunger and bring attention to the reality of food insecurity in Utah and across the nation.
This year’s Hunger Action Month campaign is being launched with a unique opportunity for Utah Food Bank supporters. An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations up to $50,000. This means that every dollar donated during September will be doubled, effectively allowing Utah Food Bank to provide twice as many meals to those facing hunger. Take action with your matching gift today.
Hunger Action Month highlights the challenges that many people are currently experiencing due to rising costs of living. According to the USDA, families are spending significantly more on groceries compared to the previous year. This increase, coupled with high housing costs and inflation rates, is putting a strain on household budgets. As a result, 289,000 individuals in Utah are struggling to have enough food to eat. The situation has forced families to choose between necessities like food and other essential expenses, such as housing and healthcare.
Irene, a food pantry client, underscores the importance of the Utah Food Bank’s support. She explained, “I don’t think I could do it without Utah Food Bank. It supplements what I can’t do. I have to use my finances to cover repairs on my car that I need to get to work and my doctor’s appointments. It’s a blessing, almost like Christmas, to see what foods the pantry has.”
Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice, and you can help replace worries with hope when you take action with this incredible matching offer! Please help us reach our goal of providing 450,000 meals during Hunger Action Month by donating today. Even a donation of $10 can feed a family of four for a week. Hunger is a pressing issue affecting many individuals and families in Utah. Through the generosity of donors, Utah Food Bank aims to make a significant impact by providing meals and support to those who are struggling.
Please take advantage of this generous matching offer and help us reach our goal of providing 450,000 meals during Hunger Action Month. Whether you’re a long-time supporter of Utah Food Bank or just joining us, now is the perfect time to act in the fight against hunger statewide. Your gift today can help twice as many of our neighbors experiencing hunger.