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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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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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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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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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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