Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month and there are many ways you can help Fight Hunger Statewide!

September is Hunger Action Month, 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 Month 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.

 

Hunger Action Month Food Drive
Saturday, September 27, 2014
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

 

Want to donate and have TRIPLE the impact?

 For a limited time, Bank of America will match your donation 2 to 1! That means you donate $10, we get $30!

Click HERE for details!

You DO NOT have to be a Bank of America customer!

 

Vote for Utah Food Bank to win $60,000!

Help Utah Food Bank win $60,000 from Walmart's Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign. It just takes a minute of your time - you can vote today and every day through October 5th. Please vote and SHARE! The 50 food banks receiving the most votes will each get $60,000. Voting does not take place in Facebook, but you must  have a Facebook account for them to verify your vote. It just takes a minute and could make a big difference in the lives of Utahns facing hunger!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE (enter UT in the search field once on the voting page)

 

Community Events

Snowbasin Ski Resort (Needles Lodge)
No Name Chili Festival
September 1
12 - 5PM
www.Snowbasin.com

Sample new Snowbasin chili recipes and cast your vote for the chili to be served this winter at John Paul Lodge. If you take 3 or more cans of food to donate, receive $4 off the price of admission PLUS $2 of each entry supports Utah Food Bank.

 

Utah State Fair
September 4-14
www.UtahStateFair.com

Bring a can of food to the opening night at the PRCA rodeo, and get a free program with your food donation. Or, purchase a package of Utah Food Bank's Bean Soup from the Utah's Own Store located on the fairgrounds. If you attend opening night, be sure to watch for all the ways that Utah State Fair has decided to "Go Orange" to show their commitment to fighting hunger!

 

Cyprus Credit Union
Cyprus Credit Union Locations Statewide
Click Here for Locations

Cyprus Credit Union has teamed up with Utah Food Bank to help feed Utah. Through September 28, visit any Cyprus Credit Union branch to make a donation of food or funds to support Utah Food Bank.

 

Cars & Cakes - 7th Annual Fratelli Car Show
September 6
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Fratelli Ristorante: 9236 S. Village Shop Drive (Sandy)
www.fratelliutah.com

From 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM, enjoy a $5 per person pancake breakfast with all proceeds benefiting Utah Food Bank.  Fine Italian autos will be on display including Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, and more. Great motorcycles and classic cars will be displayed as well. Free admission.

 

Utah RV Supershow
September 11-14
South Towne Expo Center
www.utahrvsupershow.com

For each can of food you bring, receive $1 off a regular priced adult admission ticket. Limit 4 cans per ticket (up to $4 off).

 

Alex & Ani Charmed by Charity Event
September 24
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
51 S. Main Street, Ste. 132 (Salt Lake City - City Creek Center)

Enjoy light refreshments as you shop, hosted by Utah Food Bank staff. 15% of all sales made during the event will directly benefit Utah Food Bank. To RSVP, concact Heidi at heidic@utahfoodbank.org.

 

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

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

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

Donate Online: For each $1 you donate, we are able to provide $8 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 472,000 Utahns who are unsure where their next meal will come from!