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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Driven to Celebrate $100,000 Donation Match!

Now through December 11th, the Miller family and the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies are supporting Utah Food Bank and families in need by collecting non-perishable food items at their car dealerships and Megaplex Theatres locations statewide, Vivint Arena, and Smith’s Ballpark as part of their Driven to Celebrate holiday campaign.   As part […]

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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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