Free Summer Meals For Kids!

Do you need help accessing meals for your kids this summer? We are proud to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially declared sponsorship of the Summer Food Service program, which will extend Utah Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program by providing free meals to children 18 years of age and under […]

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The Most Critical Time of Need is NOW!

For many Utah families, summer means swimming pools, vacations and playing at the park. But for the families we serve, summer means having to provide two additional meals daily, on an already-thin budget. When kids are out of school, they also lose access to school meal programs. They have to spend their summer worrying about […]

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: 5/12/18

Letter carriers and hunger have one thing in common: neither is affected by the season, which is why on Saturday, May 12th, letter carriers will collect food statewide to help the 392,000 Utahns facing hunger. Utah Food Bank asks residents across the state to help “Stamp Out Hunger” by filling the reminder bag you will […]

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Congratulations to Ginette Bott, our new President & CEO!

We are proud to announce that our Board of Directors has named Ginette Bott as our new President and Chief Executive Officer. Bott replaces Jim Yorgason, who announced his retirement in January 2018. In compliance with Utah Food Bank bylaws, the Governance Committee, led by Board Chair David Allred and Board Chair-Elect Ryan Dent, oversaw […]

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Will Dance For Kids Project Success!

Recently, over 1,200 dancers from 22 studios across the Wasatch Front participated in the annual Will Dance For Food event to help feed kids facing hunger in Utah. All funds raised are used to help other children, so their donations support our childhood hunger programs. Over 3,600 people were in attendance for the 2-day dance […]

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Open Hearts Helping Hands – Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

To help celebrate national Volunteer Month, we hosted our annual Open Hearts Helping Hands luncheon recently, where we recognized our top volunteers for the past year. We were the beneficiaries of 83,418 volunteer hours — the equivalent of 40 full time employees! We simply do not have the resources to hire an additional 40 staff […]

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Smithfield Foods Donates 35,000 lbs. of Protein!

Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food & Drug Stores to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein this past week. This contribution was part of the Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes donation tour, which is now in it’s 10th year. This program is the company’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and […]

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Only YOU Can Prevent Hunger on 4.28!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 28, and join us for our 9th annual Night at the Warehouse gala! This event is held at our Salt Lake City warehouse, and is a great way to take your support of Utahns facing hunger to the next level!  The evening features live and silent auctions, dinner and […]

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Help Local Scouts Hit the 20 Million Meal Mark!

Scouting For Food, which will be held on March 17th this year, celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the three local Scout Councils (Great Salt Lake, Trapper Trails and Utah National Parks) working with Utah Food Bank to Fight Hunger Statewide.  This food drive, powered by 55,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from across the state, […]

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Charity Vending Machines Raised Over $500K to Light the World

If you visited the Joseph Smith Memorial Building during the holidays, you most likely saw the lines for the charity vending machines that were located in the lobby. As part of the “Light the World” holiday initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, vending machines with a charitable twist were installed near […]

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