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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Let Freedom From Hunger Ring

“The eradication of hunger is not just an end in itself: It is a first step toward sustainable development and progress in general, for a hungry man is not a free man. He cannot focus on anything else but securing his next meal.” — Kofi Annan Food security means that you or your family aren’t […]

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Summer Business Food & Fund Drive

What is your kid doing this summer? Iker is waking up at 5 am to stand in line for food. The 9-year-old lives with his grandmother, 10-year-old sister, and 11-year-old brother. During the summer, they wake up early to go to the community center, where they receive food to last them the day.  “I’m a […]

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The Traumatic Mental Health Impact of Food Insecurity

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the connection between food insecurity and poor mental health, something that we haven’t highlighted nearly enough in the past. Research shows that individuals reporting food insecurity are at an increased risk of mental illness. To make matters worse, this increased […]

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Celebrating Mothers & Lifting Others

“My mommy doesn’t eat.”   When a little girl said those words at one of our recent Mobile Pantry distributions, every single mother knew what she meant: Her mom doesn’t eat because there’s not enough food. She misses meals day after day, just so her kids can have something to eat. Right here in Utah, […]

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Grocery Rescue: Making Every Day Earth Day

Approximately 600,000 tons of food are wasted every year in Utah, while 511,000 Utahns don’t always have enough to eat – which makes Earth Day the perfect time to talk about our Grocery Rescue program.   Did you know the United States leads the world in food waste, with Americans discarding nearly 80 billion pounds […]

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Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament: 6/14/21

Registration is now open for our annual Driving Out Hunger golf tournament! After a year off, we are excited to get back to the greens on June 14th for this fun event, where you can step up to the tee to fill a plate! All funds raised from this scramble-format tournament will directly support Utah […]

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A $100,000 March Donation Match!

Great news! The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is offering a $100,000 match for the month of March! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the country shut down due to COVID-19. Over the past twelve months, the pandemic has pushed countless families into crisis, and the number of Utahns facing […]

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Don’t Miss the Feed Utah Food Drive!

You don’t want to miss out on the 1st annual statewide Feed Utah food drive, so be sure to mark Saturday, March 20th at 9 am on your calendar! Due to COVID-19, it’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to participate in a statewide food drive, so we are excited to get back […]

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Share Your Heart With Utahns Facing Hunger

February is a month to share your heart and your love with others. Why not consider sharing your heart with the tens of thousands of Utahns still struggling to get back on their feet after a tough year by signing up to become a sustaining donor? When you join the Meal Makers Monthly Giving Club, […]

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