Look For The Helpers

Many are familiar with the anecdote Mr. Rogers once shared “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” It is a beautiful piece of advice to help children find comfort in […]

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Help us Collect 1 Million Meals in March!

During March, Utah Food Bank’s goal is to gather enough donations to provide 1 million meals to help the 1 in 7 Utah children who might be going to bed hungry tonight. As the abundance of holiday season donations start to dwindle, our 182 partner agencies across the state need to stock their shelves in […]

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College Football Season Culminates with 40,000 Pound Protein Donation!

The 2019 college football season culminated with a donation of more than 40,000 pounds of protein by Smithfield Foods, Inc. and the Utah Pork Producers Association to  Utah Food Bank in partnership with Utah State University, Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Fredette Family Foundation. The donation, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings of protein, […]

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Silicon Slopes Tech Conference Volunteer Opportunity!

Utah’s tech industry is booming, but 1 in 8 Utahns aren’t getting their most basic needs met – one of those being food. Silicon Slopes Serves is rallying Utah’s tech companies, and the larger community as a whole, to pack 1 million meals for Utah Food Bank at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit on January […]

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End of Year Match

Double your impact by giving an end-of-year gift to Utah Food Bank! Each online donation made between December 28-31 will be doubled up to $50,000, thanks to a matching grant made possible by generous friends of Utah Food Bank. Every gift to help us support families struggling with hunger will be DOUBLED. With your doubled […]

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Utah Human Race Registration Now Open: Run with an Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving Morning

Join us for our 14th annual Utah Human Race, held on Thanksgiving morning (November 28) in Draper. All of our runners have a direct impact on the 374,000 Utahns facing hunger because all registration fees and sponsorship dollar benefits our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide. This race is one of the largest 5K/10K races in […]

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Mobile School Pantry Program: Huge Expansion in Utah Count Thanks in Part to Morgan Stanley

Utah Food Bank is thrilled to announce a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to help fund the expansion of the Mobile School Pantry Program in Utah County. The Mobile School Pantry program provides a cost-effective food distribution point for children and their families at the end of the school day in a safe […]

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Smithfield Foods Donates 40,000 Lbs. of Protein

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smith’s Food & Drug, joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to us as part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. The donation, equivalent to more than […]

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Free Summer Meals Impacting Kids Across the State!

For so many kids, summer means pools, sprinklers and fun. But for a surprising number of Utah children–142,320 of them to be exact–summer means worrying about where their next meal will come from. When school is out, so are the school meals that so many families rely on during the school year. To combat this, […]

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Summer: The Season of Hunger

It’s summer, and for many Utah families summer means swimming pools, vacations and playing at the park. But for the families we serve, summer means increased food insecurity due to the summer nutrition gap. When kids are out of school, they also lose access to school meal programs, and parents have to find a way […]

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