Smithfield Foods Donates 40,000 Lbs. of Protein

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smith’s Food & Drug, joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to us as part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. The donation, equivalent to more than […]

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Free Summer Meals Impacting Kids Across the State!

For so many kids, summer means pools, sprinklers and fun. But for a surprising number of Utah children–142,320 of them to be exact–summer means worrying about where their next meal will come from. When school is out, so are the school meals that so many families rely on during the school year. To combat this, […]

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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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Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament: 6/17/19

Step up to the tee to fill a plate at our annual Driving Out Hunger golf tournament. This year’s event will be held on Monday, June 17, starting at 8:00 am at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy. This fun, scramble-format tournament directly supports our programs, operations and outreach. There are plenty of ways to […]

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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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Night at the Warehouse Gala – April 27, 2019

This year’s 10th annual Night at the Warehouse Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at our Salt Lake warehouse. The event theme this year is auto racing and will focus on how supporters rev up their engines to help us “Race Against Hunger.” Activities will include live and silent auctions, dinner 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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Seniors are Struggling: Resolve to Help

Here in Utah, we have an abundance of what we often refer to as our “bookends” population—seniors and children. Nationwide, more than 5 million senior citizens struggle with hunger. In the next 8 years, the number of food-insecure seniors is projected to increase by 50% when the youngest of the Baby Boomer Generation reaches age […]

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