Donations to Utah Food Bank have slowed over the summer—but hunger certainly has not. The cost of food, housing, energy, and seemingly everything else has reached an unmanageable level. It has our neighbors sacrificing one basic need, like food, over another—and they’re looking for a solution. What happens if there is no solution? Parents will […]
Every Meal Has a Story
There are as many faces of hunger as there are causes. Their stories are all around us: the overworked parents skipping meals to save money in the face of rising costs, the sick, retired widow who must choose between food and medicine, and the children who have adapted to the hollow ache of hunger. Because […]
Free Summer Meals for Kids!
No one expected schools to transition to at-home learning when they closed for Spring Break two months ago. This abrupt change caught countless families off guard. Kids home all day meant meals usually provided for free or reduced-price at school became an additional expense that many parents couldn’t afford. Those nine weeks of online learning […]
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, […]
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 […]
Fidelity Investments Employees Celebrate Silver Anniversary With $171,000 Donation!
When Utah Food Bank began our Summer Business Food & Fund Drive, we approached Fidelity Investments® and asked them to move their traditional holiday food drive over to this critical time of need. They were one of the first businesses to participate because the idea that kids who are out of school lose access to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament: 6/4/18
Step up to the tee to fill a plate at our annual Driving Out Hunger golf tournament. This year’s event will be held on Monday, June 4, starting at 8:00 am at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy. This fun, scramble-format tournament directly supports our programs, operations and outreach. There are plenty of ways to […]
Fidelity Investments Utah Employees Provide 650,000 Meals!
After 24 years of working alongside Utah Food Bank to help feed the estimated 417,000 Utahns who face hunger, Fidelity Investments® has perfected a recipe for success. This year, Utah employees’ Summer Business Food and Fund Drive garnered more than $176,000 in donations, which will help feed more than 150 Utah families for a year. […]