Summer: The Season of Hunger

It’s summer, and for many Utah families summer means swimming pools, vacations and playing at the park. But for the families we serve, summer means increased food insecurity due to the summer nutrition gap. When kids are out of school, they also lose access to school meal programs, and parents have to find a way […]

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Scouting For Food is Saturday, March 16!

Utah Food Bank and its partner agencies across the state are working with the Boy Scouts of America to help Fight Hunger Statewide during the 33rd annual Scouting For Food, scheduled for Saturday, March 16.  This food drive comes at a critical time when supplies at Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries are beginning […]

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Helping Those Who Keep Us Safe

During the recent federal government shutdown, help came to us all in all directions, and we can’t express our gratitude for the outpouring of support we received. It was a time of uncertainty for thousands of federal workers in Utah, and we helped our partner agencies meet the increased need by ensuring a consistent and […]

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Shutdown Update

In our 115-year history, none of us can remember a time of uncertainty like this (although admittedly, none of us can remember back quite as far as when we first opened). Many furloughed employees have been working without pay and face a lot of uncertainty about how they will be able to pay rent AND […]

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Join KUTV’s Souper Bowl of Caring!

1 in 7 Utah kids, which equates to 142,000 children, are unsure where their next meal will come from.  Utah Food Bank is teaming up with KUTV, America First Credit Union, Chick-fil-A, Check City, Rocky Mountain Power, Your Local Ford Stores and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores to help fight childhood hunger. The Souper Bowl […]

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The Other Side Of Holiday Breaks

Most of Utah’s school children are about to be on a two-week holiday break. No homework, no tests and no math. But for 142,000 Utah children (which equates to 1 in 7), it often also means no lunch. When school is out, kids facing hunger don’t have the security of school meal programs, and already-struggling […]

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Light The World This Holiday Season!

One of the most innovative ways of giving back during the holidays has just opened to the public!  The annual “Light the World” holiday initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun, and we are proud to be a partner once again! Throughout the holiday season, if you are downtown enjoying […]

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Hosting a Food Drive

Seeing all the ways that the community gives back during the holiday season always brightens our souls! It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing our ubiquitous food drive barrels, or someone accepting donations on our behalf, and we are so grateful to be the recipients of the holly in your hearts! The 382,000 Utahns […]

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Take Action During Hunger Action Month!

It’s national Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America and its nationwide network of food banks draw attention to the issue of hunger with the goal of creating a movement throughout September that has a real and lasting impact on the issue of hunger in our communities. Here are some great ways you can take action […]

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Local Businesses Lend Talents to Foodstruction Contest!

This year’s “Foodstruction” was a huge hit, and we can’t thank Salt Lake County Health Department enough for organizing it! If you are wondering what “Foodstruction” means, it’s essentially constructing sculptures out of food, and these amazing works of art were on display at several local library locations earlier this month. As an added bonus, […]

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