Hunger Action Month

September is national Hunger Action MonthTM and there are many ways you can help Fight Hunger Statewide!

September is national Hunger Action MonthTM, when Feeding America, Utah Food Bank, and a  nationwide network of food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in their communities. The goal of Hunger Action MonthTM is to mobilize the public to act on behalf of all the hungry Utahns and Utah Food Bank. It is our opportunity to create a movement throught September that has a real and lasting impact on our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide.  As individuals, charities, businesses and governments, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need. Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved in September.


Beating Hunger by a Mile
Thursday, September 3, 2015
6:00AM - Noon - Downtown Salt Lake City

Help us build a mile-long line of food along State Street on national Hunger Action DayTM by bringing food to the 94.1 KODJ tent at Washington Square anytime between 6:00 AM and noon to help us reach our goal of drawing awareness to the issue of hunger in Utah. We will start at the City & County building and continue our way up to the steps of the State Capitol Building. Thanks to iHeart Radio, 94.1 KODJ and Perry Homes for making it all possible!

H.A.M. It Up Against Hunger Race
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00 a.m.
Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center (4416 S. River Road, St. George)

This family-friendly 5K will begin and end at our Southern Distribution Center in St. George. We encourage participants to wear costumes in an effort to Ham It Up Against Hunger for our first fundraising race in St. George. We look forward to making this an annual tradition to draw attention to the issue of hunger during national Hunger Action MonthTM. Find out more and register HERE!

Hunger Action MonthTM Food Drive
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00AM - 1:00PM - Walmart locations statewide

Please join Utah Food Bank in the fight against hunger by filling any box or bag with non-perishable food donations, and dropping off at your neighborhood Walmart between 9 AM - 1 PM, or at your local food pantry.

Statewide Drop-off Locations

Informational Flyer

If you would like to create your own Hunger Action Month Food & Fund Drive posters, click HERE.


Triple Your Donation!

Through our partnership with Feeding America, for a limited time Bank of America will match your donations 2 to 1, meaning if you donate $50, we get $150. You do not have to be a Bank of America customer to participate. For details, click HERE.



Join us and Feeding America in calling attention to the issue of hunger in Utah and across the nation. It's easy - grab a spoon, take a selfie with it hanging off your nose (or holding it to your nose) and use the official #Spoontember hashtag when you share it on social media. If you tag us too, we may just share it!


Community Events

Cyprus Credit Union - Throughout September
Cyprus Credit Union Locations Statewide
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Cyprus Credit Union has teamed up with Utah Food Bank to help feed Utah. Through September 26, visit any Cyprus Credit Union branch to make a donation of food or funds to support Utah Food Bank.


Smith's Food & Drug Pour It Forward Campaign - Throughout September
Smith's Locations Statewide
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Visit any Smith's Food & Drug Store starting September 8th, and donate at checkstands to help them provide fresh milk for Utah's families facing hunger. Milk is at the top of many of our clients wish lists, but sadly is rarely donated. Providing this highly nutritous product is a great help for struggling Utah families who need it!


3rd Annual No Name Chili Fest - September 7
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Sample, test and vote on the chili that will be served next ski season at the John Paul Lodge. Tasting kits cost $15, with $2 of each kit benefiting us. Plus if you bring a food donation to help fill their "Beat Hunger Gondola", tasting kits will be discounted. Plus live music and kids activities!


Driving for Charity Golf Tournament - September 26
The Ledges Golf Club (St. George)
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Thanks to St. George Catholic Church for sponsoring this charity golf tournament to benefit several organizations working in the Southern Utah area, including us. Entry fee is just $100 per golfer!


AGnar Food Run - September 26
Utah State Fairpark
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The AGnar Food Run is an opportunity to meet farmers, sample products and enjoy a day with the family. It is sponsored by Utah farmers - and those associated with agriculture - to introduce the local community to the people and processes behind the food we enjoy. The 5K benefits Utah Food Bank and begins at 10:00 a.m. Use Promo Code FOODBANK to save $3 off the registration price!


There are even more ways to help from the comfort of your home!

Spread the Word: Tell others that Hunger Action MonthTM is underway and that every little bit helps a lot.

Become a Virtual Volunteer: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, like us on Facebook, and be sure to share our messages about Hunger Action MonthTM with your peers!

Donate Online: For each $1 you donate, we are able to provide $7.61 worth of goods and services. To stretch it even further, find out if your company can match your donation. Click Here to Donate Now!



Thank you for helping us feed the 444,000 Utahns who are unsure where their next meal will come from!