Stamp Out Hunger

Letter carriers and hunger have one thing in common: neither is impacted by the season. With 1 in 9 Utah children facing the pain and stress of hunger — and 289,000 Utahns at risk of missing a meal today – the statewide Stamp Out Hunger® food drive is as critical as ever. Our partner agencies […]

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Child Hunger Doesn’t Take Spring Break, and Neither Do We

Spring Break is supposed to be a time for relaxation, family vacations, and not worrying about anything school related. For Utah children who depend on school lunches, spring break presents a time of greater food insecurity.  When children lose access to school meal programs during spring break, families must find a way to provide additional […]

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Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center Expanding to Feed the Need

Despite a record-setting snowfall, we proudly unveiled our Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in St. George on March 2, 2023. Local businesses, elected officials, volunteers, supporters and community members joined as we celebrated the completion of this mission-critical project. Guests toured the 12,000 square feet of additional warehouse storage […]

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Utah Food Bank Awarded Top 100 WorkPlaces for Fourth Consecutive Year

Our Human Resources Team champions the overall health and well-being of the organization. By consciously creating a kind, fair, safe, inclusive and diverse environment, Utah Food Bank empowers our employees to care for others in our state who are facing food insecurity. […]

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4 Ways to Get Involved in 2023 to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Welcoming a new year is like an invitation for self-growth, and it’s a fresh start to better ourselves and our communities.  If you’re looking for opportunities to make a difference, here are four ways to keep that New Year’s Resolution that will impact hunger throughout Utah. 1. If you resolved to be more active… Volunteer […]

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Expanding to Better Serve Our Indigenous Neighbors

It’s Native American Heritage month, a great time to talk about how Utah Food Bank is expanding our reach to better serve our neighbors who belong to Utah’s indigenous population, located primarily in San Juan County. According to the 2020 Census, 52% of San Juan County residents identify as Native American, while only 2.7% of […]

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When Everything Snowballs

“I came home from the grocery store the other day, and my mom said, That’s a hundred dollars worth of food?! I said, ‘It is now.’ And it’s hard.”   Meet Dawn. She visits one of our partner food pantries to help feed her family after a series of difficulties left her family struggling to […]

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Proud to Serve Anyone in Need

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity in the communities we live and serve in and recommit ourselves to the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Despite recent strides, studies show that the LGBTQ+ community is more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity than non-LGBTQ+ adults.   We recently read a quote from […]

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Hunger Harms Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and we believe it’s important to acknowledge the connection between mental health and food insecurity. The challenges of food insecurity are many – it goes beyond empty tummies – and no age group is safe from the harmful effects it plays on mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated […]

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Spread Cheer – Volunteer!

Does it feel like Groundhog Day to you too? It’s tough right now – a lot of people are experiencing winter blues, with the added stress and anxiety of a pandemic that’s been going on for nearly two years. While there is no cure-all for the strain and isolation many of us are feeling, volunteering […]

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