When Everything Snowballs

“I came home from the grocery store the other day, and my mom said, That’s a hundred dollars worth of food?! I said, ‘It is now.’ And it’s hard.”   Meet Dawn. She visits one of our partner food pantries to help feed her family after a series of difficulties left her family struggling to […]

Read More…


Every Meal Has a Story

There are as many faces of hunger as there are causes. Their stories are all around us: the overworked parents skipping meals to save money in the face of rising costs, the sick, retired widow who must choose between food and medicine, and the children who have adapted to the hollow ache of hunger. (Adipex) […]

Read More…


Hunger Harms Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and we believe it’s important to acknowledge the connection between mental health and food insecurity. The challenges of food insecurity are many – it goes beyond empty tummies – and no age group is safe from the harmful effects it plays on mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated […]

Read More…


Spread Cheer – Volunteer!

Does it feel like Groundhog Day to you too? It’s tough right now – a lot of people are experiencing winter blues, with the added stress and anxiety of a pandemic that’s been going on for nearly two years. While there is no cure-all for the strain and isolation many of us are feeling, volunteering […]

Read More…


Ringing in a New Year with Hope

It’s hard to believe that the term “unprecedented times” still applies, but after two years of record-setting need, is there a term that better describes 2021? There seems to be no end in sight to the pandemic’s impact and resulting uncertainty. Despite businesses and schools being open, the fact that we are still distributing record […]

Read More…


GivingTuesday Donation Match

It’s GivingTuesday! Right now, you can help twice as many Utahns facing hunger, thanks to a generous matching gift from an anonymous donor. When you give before midnight, your GivingTuesday gift will be matched β€” dollar for dollar β€” up to $20,000 in total!   Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday began as a simple idea: a […]

Read More…


Gearing Up for Another School Year

As schools begin to open their doors, kids across Utah are gearing up for another year of learning. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 of those children are not getting the nourishment their bodies need, and the impact of hunger on growth and development is startling. Food insecurity puts children at a serious disadvantage. It doesn’t just […]

Read More…


Let Freedom From Hunger Ring

β€œThe 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.” β€” Kofi Annan Food security means that you or your family aren’t […]

Read More…


Come Volunteer!

Our work here at Utah Food Bank would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of volunteers each year β€” those who sort food in our warehouse, load neighbors’ cars at Mobile Pantries, stock shelves at traditional pantries, and countless other essential tasks. In fact, during the year before COVID-19, we benefited from 119,751 […]

Read More…


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 […]

Read More…