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 […]

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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 — dollar for dollar — up to $20,000 in total!   Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday began as a simple idea: a […]

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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 […]

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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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Come Volunteer!

Our work here at Utah Food Bank would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of volunteers each year — 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 […]

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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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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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Holiday Magic

If you’re looking for a way to spread cheer this Holiday Season, a great place to start is our annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive. You can help stock the shelves of Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries statewide through the holidays and into the spring months. There are a multitude of ways to […]

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COVID-19 Food Boxes

Imagine being told that you are positive for COVID-19, knowing you will have to take time off work, and are already struggling to feed your family. To help meet this immediate need and help patients stay indoors in hopes of reducing the spread of the virus, Salt Lake County has partnered with us on the distribution […]

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