Expanding to Better Serve Our Indigenous Neighbors

It’s Native American Heritage month, a great time to talk about how Utah Food Bank is expanding our reach to better serve our neighbors who belong to Utah’s indigenous population, located primarily in San Juan County. According to the 2020 Census, 52% of San Juan County residents identify as Native American, while only 2.7% of […]

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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 […]

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Lily’s Lunch

Summer vacation isn’t over yet. In many school districts, it can last up to 90 days—and for kids and teens who rely on school meals—these last few weeks can feel like forever. There are hungry children in our community—like Lily, who used to love lunchtime. She’d have a sandwich, an apple, and peanut butter crackers. […]

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A Long Hard Summer

Donations to Utah Food Bank have slowed over the summer—but hunger certainly has not. The cost of food, housing, energy, and seemingly everything else has reached an unmanageable level. It has our neighbors sacrificing one basic need, like food, over another—and they’re looking for a solution. What happens if there is no solution? Parents will […]

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Proud to Serve Anyone in Need

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity in the communities we live and serve in and recommit ourselves to the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Despite recent strides, studies show that the LGBTQ+ community is more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity than non-LGBTQ+ adults.   We recently read a quote from […]

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Grocery Rescue – Caring for People and the Earth

Many factors are involved in the challenge of caring for our earth, but food waste is a significant factor in that equation. In fact, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, “Globally, if food waste could be represented as its own country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, behind China and the US.” […]

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Hunger is Scary

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 […]

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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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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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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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