Hunger Harms Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and we believe it’s important to acknowledge the connection between mental health and food insecurity. The challenges of food insecurity are many – it goes beyond empty tummies – and no age group is safe from the harmful effects it plays on mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated […]

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Let’s “Stamp Out Hunger” this Saturday!

  It’s back! After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the 30th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is THIS SATURDAY, May 14! This is the nation’s largest 1-day food drive – it has provided 19.3 million pounds in Utah alone since 1993 – and we are so grateful to the many letter […]

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Show You Care This Mother’s Day

Moms go hungry every day in Utah so their children don’t have to.   “My mommy doesn’t eat,” said a young girl during a recent visit to her neighborhood food pantry. Her mother was visibly embarrassed. But the other mothers there knew first-hand what the little girl’s family was going through. Her mother doesn’t eat […]

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Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament: 6/13/22

Step up to the tee to fill a plate! Registration is now open for our annual Driving Out Hunger golf tournament, to be held for the second year in a row at the beautiful Willow Creek Country Club Golf Course. As always, all funds raised from this scramble-format tournament will directly support Utah Food Bank’s […]

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Spread Cheer – Volunteer!

Does it feel like Groundhog Day to you too? It’s tough right now – a lot of people are experiencing winter blues, with the added stress and anxiety of a pandemic that’s been going on for nearly two years. While there is no cure-all for the strain and isolation many of us are feeling, volunteering […]

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Holiday Food & Fund Drive

The Holiday Season is officially upon us. With it comes our Holiday Food & Fund Drive. During a season filled with giving, please don’t forget about the 410,000 Utahns, including 1 in 7 children, facing food insecurity. When you’re not sure how you will keep yourself and your family fed, and your cupboards are empty, […]

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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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Let Freedom From Hunger Ring

“The eradication of hunger is not just an end in itself: It is a first step toward sustainable development and progress in general, for a hungry man is not a free man. He cannot focus on anything else but securing his next meal.” — Kofi Annan Food security means that you or your family aren’t […]

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Come Volunteer!

Our work here at Utah Food Bank would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of volunteers each year — those who sort food in our warehouse, load neighbors’ cars at Mobile Pantries, stock shelves at traditional pantries, and countless other essential tasks. In fact, during the year before COVID-19, we benefited from 119,751 […]

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The Traumatic Mental Health Impact of Food Insecurity

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the connection between food insecurity and poor mental health, something that we haven’t highlighted nearly enough in the past. Research shows that individuals reporting food insecurity are at an increased risk of mental illness. To make matters worse, this increased […]

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