Fighting Hunger from St. George
Through its work and resources, Utah Food Bank strives to reduce the toll that hunger and poverty take on so many children and adults throughout our state. Last year, Utah Food Bank’s Southern Distribution Center distributed nearly 4.4 million pounds of food (the equivalent of 3.6 million meals) to Utah’s six southernmost counties: Beaver, Iron, Washington, Garfield, Kane and San Juan. Opened in 2011, the Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center also serves the Kanosh Paiute Mobile Pantry in Millard County and some small, underserved communities just beyond Utah’s southern border in Arizona. In 2023, Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center completed a 15,000-square-foot expansion, bringing the total facility to just over 41,000 square feet. This expansion provides additional refrigeration, warehouse and volunteer space to service the rapidly expanding population in Washington County and southern Utah.
Historically, local pantries received fewer deliveries from Utah Food Bank’s Salt Lake warehouse, which required as much as a 12-hour round-trip journey, often on rough roads. Offering a more localized outlet for food distribution has improved service quality, efficiency, and coverage. Through the Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center, 46 local pantries and other partner organizations in Southern Utah are receiving products more directly and frequently from Utah Food Bank. Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center works closely with 34 local grocery stores and collected nearly 1.9 million pounds of fresh food last year through our Grocery Rescue program.
4416 S. River Road
St. George, UT 84790
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