Utah Food Bank Hurricane Valley Food Pantry is Now Open!

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We’re thrilled to announce Utah Food Bank Hurricane Valley Food Pantry is complete and now open to serve the residents of Hurricane valley. This milestone is a significant part of our broader initiative of Fighting Hunger Statewide. With the opening of this pantry, we mark the culmination of our multi-pronged expansion project. This new pantry in Hurricane Valley is preceded by:

  • A warehouse and three pantries in San Juan County
  • A warehouse in Utah County
  • Expanded facilities at our Southern Distribution Center and Salt Lake locations

Our new pantry will be serviced by Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center in St. George. By offering a one-stop shop for services previously only available through a round trip to St. George, we aim to make a greater impact on the lives of local residents. The pantry replaces the former Hurricane Food Pantry and will be open a minimum of five days a week, making it easier for residents to access the help they need.

  • Monday: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 2 pm
  • 2nd Saturday of the month: 9 am – 12 pm

The 9,000-square-foot Hurricane facility offers 5,600 square feet of warehouse and pantry space, plus additional refrigeration, and cooler space. We’re committed to not just addressing food insecurity but also providing local employment opportunities. Together with Five County Association of Governments, we are utilizing the 3,600 square feet of office space in this facility to offer additional comprehensive services traditionally linked to food insecurity, all right here in Hurricane valley.

Additional funding for this project was made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), aimed at mitigating the negative impacts of COVID-19. We’re grateful for Utah State Senator Don Ipson who played a pivotal role in securing this funding allocated to the state, which has also supported the opening of three other pantries in San Juan County. Senator Ipson’s relentless efforts and collaboration with the state legislature were instrumental in securing special funding for these projects. His dedication has been vital in bringing this resource to the residents of Hurricane valley and eastern Washington County.

In Washington County, 18,000 residents face hunger, and 1 in 8 children are unsure where their next meal will come from. Last year alone, Utah Food Bank distributed 2.9 million meals in Washington County and 50.1 million meals statewide. These numbers highlight the urgent need for resources like the Hurricane Valley Food Pantry.

We can’t wait to see the positive impact our new pantry will have. Together, we’re stronger, and with your support, we can continue Fighting Hunger Statewide. With the ongoing support from our local community, we look forward to serving Hurricane valley residents for generations to come. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us!