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Have you registered for our Utah Human Race? If you have, you can come and pick up your packet starting today! In the past, packet pick-up has all been on just one day, but this year we decided to make it easier for everyone to find time to get their packet by extending packet pick-up over a longer period:

WHEN

8:00am – 5:00pm:
Monday, November 15 – Friday, November 20
Monday, November 22 – Tuesday, November 23

WHERE

Utah Food Bank – Front Desk (south entrance)
3150 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

LAST-MINUTE PACKET PICK-UP (DRIVE-UP ONLY)

WHEN

8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

WHERE

Utah Food Bank – West Wing (directly south of our main building)
3160 S. 930 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

We will offer last-minute registration on November 24 at packet pick-up, but prices will be $30/person for either the 5K or 10K and shirts are not guaranteed.

So, if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?! Time is running out, so register today and get ready to Run With an Attitude of Gratitude! Every dollar raised goes towards feeding the 410,000 of our neighbors here in Utah facing hunger.

REGISTER NOW


It’s November, and the Holiday Season is officially upon us. With it comes our Holiday Food & Fund Drive. During a season filled with giving, please don’t forget about the 410,000 Utahns, including 1 in 7 children, facing food insecurity. When you’re not sure how you will keep yourself and your family fed, and your cupboards are empty, that hunger can turn what’s intended to be a season of cheer into a season of fear. Hunger is closer than you think, and you can make the holidays brighter for those who need it most.

You can drop off food donations at any Harmons, Riverton Chevrolet, or our warehouse in Salt Lake City or  St. George. Our most needed food items are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken or beef)
  • Chili
  • SpaghettiOs/Ravioli
  • Canned Fruits
  • Other Boxed Meal

We are always looking for volunteers – both individual and group volunteers are welcome, but we ask that you sign up in advance. You can find out about all our volunteer opportunities and sign up here. 

Every dollar given to Utah Food Bank turns into $8.71 worth of goods and services. It’s the most cost-effective way to give, and there are many ways you can donate money. You can join our Meal Makers Monthly Giving Program and have a set amount of your choosing automatically deducted.  Instead of neighborhood gifts, you could create a fundraiser on our behalf and share your unique fundraising link with your neighbors or ask friends and family to donate instead of giving holiday gifts. You can choose Utah Food Bank as your nonprofit on AmazonSmile and have a donation made at no cost to you with every purchase you make on Amazon this holiday season.

There is no shortage of ways to give back through Utah Food Bank during the holidays, and hunger is closer than you think, so whether it’s gifts of food, time, or money, your donation will truly impact the lives of our neighbors in need.

We are grateful for our partners who are helping us fight hunger this holiday season B92.1 FM, George S. & Delores Doré Eccles Foundation, Harmons, Riverton Chevrolet, and Wells Fargo.

 

 


Halloween is just around the corner, and there are creepy decorations everywhere you look. Halloween is full of spooky fun, with ghosts and goblins and mummies and frights galore. It’s scary, but at the end of the day, it’s just pretend. The decorations come down, and the costumes come off.

On the other hand, there’s nothing scarier than the reality of not having enough to eat. The worry and fear of not knowing whether you can keep your family fed can haunt you and keep you up at night. The devastating impact of not having enough nutritious food impacts every aspect of the lives of those facing food insecurity. And it’s a constant dread for many of our neighbors.

You can help! While you’re buying candy this Halloween to hand out to neighborhood trick or treaters, why not also consider purchasing some food staples to give neighbors facing food insecurity the peace of mind of a full belly and pantry? If you shop at Harmons, you can drop off your donations right there at all of their locations statewide!

Not sure what to buy? Think of what your family enjoys eating, then purchase the same. Our most needed food items include peanut butter, mac & cheese, canned meats (tuna, chicken, spam, etc.), chili, SpaghettiOs/Ravioli, canned fruits and vegetables and boxed meals. Even better if these items are low in sodium or sugar and contain all-natural ingredients. A complete list of our food drop-off locations can be found HERE.


We are so excited to see you all again on Thanksgiving morning to Run with an Attitude of Gratitude for the 16th annual Utah Human Race! Registration is open now, so get your team together and get ready for a fun time! We’ve got a new location in Sandy – near The Shops at South Town, with plenty of parking nearby.  While the place has changed, the essential things are still the same – this family-friendly 5K/10K fun http://www.utahfoodbank.orgrace is still the best way to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner while helping provide meals for our neighbors in need. Every registration fee and sponsorship dollar benefits Utah Food Bank’s mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide.

Races will not be timed this year, but you will be asked to choose a general pace time group on the morning of the race, which will begin at 8 am for both 5K and 10K participants. If you are running with a group or team, please be sure to all choose the same pace time if you want to remain together. Online registration closes on November 22 at noon, and there is no same-day registration. However, registration will be available in-person during packet pick-up at Utah Food Bank on November 24.  When you register, you will have the ability to spearhead your own fundraising efforts within your social group, which will only increase this race’s impact on our neighbors in need.

This race is one of our favorite traditions here at Utah Food Bank. “It’s amazing to see the number of families, individuals, and businesses who care enough about the 1 in 5 Utah children facing hunger that they have made this a Thanksgiving tradition,” said Ginette Bott, President & CEO of Utah Food Bank. “We highly encourage anyone participating to make it even more fun by wearing a costume on race day—one of our favorite things is seeing all the creative costumes participants come up with!”

Big thanks to presenting sponsor Cameron Construction and gold sponsors Discover and  University of Utah Health.

THE BREAKDOWN

WHAT: 16th Annual Utah Human Race

WHEN: 8:00 am Thanksgiving Morning – November 25

WHERE: Sandy Promenade at 10200 S. Centennial Parkway

WHY: Help provide meals for Utahns facing food insecurity while working up an appetite

WHO: Everyone! This is a family-friendly race, open to all ages and abilities

HOW MUCH: $20 for the 5K race and $25 for the 10K race, with prices going up by $5 per person on November 1

REGISTER NOW!

This is an outdoor event, but we highly recommend only attending if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and we suggest that all participants wear a mask. If you are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, please DO NOT ATTEND.

 

 


Your gift this Hunger Action Month will make an even more significant impact in the lives of Utahns experiencing food insecurity. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous friend, all donations right now will be matched up to $10,000! Since every $1 you give creates $8.03 worth of goods and services, imagine the impact you can make when you give a gift that is doubled today! That means your donation right now of just $20 could help provide 166 meals for our neighbors facing hunger!

Please help us support families struggling with hunger with a gift that will be DOUBLED today.

511,000 Utahns don’t know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children might go to bed hungry tonight. These statistics illustrate the magnitude of the hunger, but with supporters like you, we can fill more tummies and continue fighting hunger statewide. We can provide twice as many meals for kids at our Mobile School Pantries with your doubled gift. Twice as many meals delivered to homebound seniors and disabled clients. Your actions can make a difference in the fight against hunger.

Join us and give today!


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