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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It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Did you know that April is national Volunteer Month? This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities and encouraging volunteerism throughout the month (and the year). Last year, we were the beneficiaries of 101,022 volunteer hours. That’s a pretty impressive number on it’s own, but when you consider that is […]

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Scouting For Food is Saturday, March 16!

Utah Food Bank and its partner agencies across the state are working with the Boy Scouts of America to help Fight Hunger Statewide during the 33rd annual Scouting For Food, scheduled for Saturday, March 16.  This food drive comes at a critical time when supplies at Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries are beginning […]

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Helping Those Who Keep Us Safe

During the recent federal government shutdown, help came to us all in all directions, and we can’t express our gratitude for the outpouring of support we received. It was a time of uncertainty for thousands of federal workers in Utah, and we helped our partner agencies meet the increased need by ensuring a consistent and […]

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Night at the Warehouse Gala – April 27, 2019

This year’s 10th annual Night at the Warehouse Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at our Salt Lake warehouse. The event theme this year is auto racing and will focus on how supporters rev up their engines to help us “Race Against Hunger.” Activities will include live and silent auctions, dinner and […]

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Seniors are Struggling: Resolve to Help

Here in Utah, we have an abundance of what we often refer to as our “bookends” population—seniors and children. Nationwide, more than 5 million senior citizens struggle with hunger. In the next 8 years, the number of food-insecure seniors is projected to increase by 50% when the youngest of the Baby Boomer Generation reaches age […]

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Year-End Giving Match Alert!

There are only a few days left in 2018, which means there are only a few days left to double your impact for Utahns facing hunger!  Thanks to a friend of Utah Food Bank every gift will be matched, up to $50,000, through December 31! With our ability to stretch each $1 into $7.48 worth […]

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The Other Side Of Holiday Breaks

Most of Utah’s school children are about to be on a two-week holiday break. No homework, no tests and no math. But for 142,000 Utah children (which equates to 1 in 7), it often also means no lunch. When school is out, kids facing hunger don’t have the security of school meal programs, and already-struggling […]

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Metallica Donates $10,000 to Utah Food Bank!

When legendary rock band Metallica visited Salt Lake City as part of their North American tour, they left a little something behind for Utahns facing hunger – $10,000 (or approximately 37,000 meals)! But we weren’t the only ones to benefit – by the end of this tour, they will have stopped in 33 cities and […]

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Light The World This Holiday Season!

One of the most innovative ways of giving back during the holidays has just opened to the public!  The annual “Light the World” holiday initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun, and we are proud to be a partner once again! Throughout the holiday season, if you are downtown enjoying […]

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