Choose to Act this Hunger Action Month

It’s September, which brings the return of Hunger Action Month, where we team up with Feeding America and food banks across the country to talk about ways we can all work together to take action against hunger! It’s a great time to remember that our choices matter and we can all choose to play a […]

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The Soaring Costs of Poverty

Life is unpredictable. There are a million things that can – and do – go wrong. When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, like 63% of Americans do, there is no safety net. Any small bump in the road can be the catalyst for a major disaster. The smallest crisis can easily become the thing that […]

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Come Volunteer!

Our work here at Utah Food Bank would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of volunteers each year — those who sort food in our warehouse, load neighbors’ cars at Mobile Pantries, stock shelves at traditional pantries, and countless other essential tasks. In fact, during the year before COVID-19, we benefited from 119,751 […]

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The Traumatic Mental Health Impact of Food Insecurity

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the connection between food insecurity and poor mental health, something that we haven’t highlighted nearly enough in the past. Research shows that individuals reporting food insecurity are at an increased risk of mental illness. To make matters worse, this increased […]

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Heat or Eat?

When the groundhog saw his shadow this year, he wasn’t messing around!  Bitter winter weather is gripping the country, even in places that don’t typically experience it. For Utahns, this means salting porches, driving more carefully, and bundling up a little more, but our lives typically don’t stop when it snows. However, while the groundhog […]

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Share Your Heart With Utahns Facing Hunger

February is a month to share your heart and your love with others. Why not consider sharing your heart with the tens of thousands of Utahns still struggling to get back on their feet after a tough year by signing up to become a sustaining donor? When you join the Meal Makers Monthly Giving Club, […]

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COVID-19 Food Boxes

Imagine being told that you are positive for COVID-19, knowing you will have to take time off work, and are already struggling to feed your family. To help meet this immediate need and help patients stay indoors in hopes of reducing the spread of the virus, Salt Lake County has partnered with us on the distribution […]

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The Face of Hunger Could be Your Neighbor

Food insecurity is often impossible to identify from the outside. It can look like a family with three kids who have a house and two cars. But from the inside, one parent got laid off due to COVID-19, and now they’re having trouble making ends meet on just one income. It can look like the […]

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The Stories Behind the Statistics

At Utah Food Bank, we love numbers! Statistics keep us focused. They remind us that 1 in 7 Utah children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That 374,000 fellow Utahns face insecurity. Numbers help us know we’re on the right track. We loved sharing that we delivered 14.4 million pounds of food […]

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