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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Fidelity Investments Employees Celebrate Silver Anniversary With $171,000 Donation!

When Utah Food Bank began our Summer Business Food & Fund Drive, we approached Fidelity Investments® and asked them to move their traditional holiday food drive over to this critical time of need. They were one of the first businesses to participate because the idea that kids who are out of school lose access to […]

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Summer Business Food & Fund Drive Spotlight: Progrexion

Progrexion and their associated brands have been hosting Summer Business Food & Fund Drives since 2012. You’ll often hear us ask for three things: food, time and money—Progrexion supports us in all three areas. In addition to financial support, they send their employees to volunteer on a regular basis and also host food drives in […]

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Regional Hunger Focus: Southern Utah

One thing that people are often surprised about is that we distribute food to partner agencies and through direct service programs in all 29 counties in Utah, not just the Wasatch Front.  In fact, we have 149 partner agencies across the state, in addition to a second warehouse in St. George. Our Southern Distribution Center […]

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The Most Critical Time of Need is NOW!

For many Utah families, summer means swimming pools, vacations and playing at the park. But for the families we serve, summer means having to provide two additional meals daily, on an already-thin budget. When kids are out of school, they also lose access to school meal programs. They have to spend their summer worrying about […]

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: 5/12/18

Letter carriers and hunger have one thing in common: neither is affected by the season, which is why on Saturday, May 12th, letter carriers will collect food statewide to help the 392,000 Utahns facing hunger. Utah Food Bank asks residents across the state to help “Stamp Out Hunger” by filling the reminder bag you will […]

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Will Dance For Kids Project Success!

Recently, over 1,200 dancers from 22 studios across the Wasatch Front participated in the annual Will Dance For Food event to help feed kids facing hunger in Utah. All funds raised are used to help other children, so their donations support our childhood hunger programs. Over 3,600 people were in attendance for the 2-day dance […]

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Smithfield Foods Donates 35,000 lbs. of Protein!

Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food & Drug Stores to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein this past week. This contribution was part of the Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes donation tour, which is now in it’s 10th year. This program is the company’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and […]

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Help Local Scouts Hit the 20 Million Meal Mark!

Scouting For Food, which will be held on March 17th this year, celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the three local Scout Councils (Great Salt Lake, Trapper Trails and Utah National Parks) working with Utah Food Bank to Fight Hunger Statewide.  This food drive, powered by 55,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from across the state, […]

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