Three Cheers for Ginette!

Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank President & CEO, aka “The Food Bank Lady,” has been awarded the Governor’s Career Humanitarian Award by the Utah Nonprofits Association. For better or worse, a leader influences the tone and vision of an entire organization. Fortunately, we are led in Fighting Hunger Statewide by a truly inspiring and dedicated […]

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Gratitude and Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday was born during the height of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln designated the day to express appreciation for “the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” The holiday looks different from family to family and culture to culture; for many, it means family time, way too much turkey and pie, […]

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Fighting Hunger Among Senior Utahns

Utahns over 65 are a vulnerable population when it comes to the dangers of COVID-19, but many already faced the vulnerability of food insecurity. May is Older Americans Month, and while the month is nearly over, the unique difficulties that can come with aging are not. The number of food-insecure seniors will only expand as […]

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New Projections Show Food Insecurity Among Utahns Will Increase Sharply

Since the Coronavirus pandemic started creating such drastic economic fallout, we have watched the need for food assistance significantly increase. Before the crisis began, 374,000 Utahns, and 1 in 7 Utah children, were unsure where their next meal would come from. Between business closings, lengthy school closings and a surge in unemployment filings, it is […]

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Mobile Pantries, Bringing Food and Hope

Mobile Pantries have been a vital part of Fighting Hunger Statewide for a long time, with mobile pantries set up across the state that distribute food on a regular basis. They have historically provided support to Utahns living in areas that are classified as food deserts or are inaccessible or underserved by traditional food pantries. […]

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Utah Food Bank’s Response to Last Week’s Harmful Product Distribution

On Friday, April 3, it was brought to our attention that a commercial food donation contained Medicated Nerds Rope Candy infused with THC, which was passed through to a partner agency in Roy for distribution to clients. These packages look exactly like regular Nerds Rope packages, so it is almost impossible to detect the difference […]

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Silicon Slopes Tech Conference Volunteer Opportunity!

Utah’s tech industry is booming, but 1 in 8 Utahns aren’t getting their most basic needs met – one of those being food. Silicon Slopes Serves is rallying Utah’s tech companies, and the larger community as a whole, to pack 1 million meals for Utah Food Bank at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit on January […]

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Real Face of Hunger: Debi’s Story

Debi worked her whole life, and was making great money while managing multi-family housing, when her world crashed. She used to be quite an athlete on top of it, participating on local roller derby teams. She was loving life, until at age 42, she went to roller derby practice and her legs just wouldn’t move. […]

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