When Everything Snowballs

“I came home from the grocery store the other day, and my mom said, That’s a hundred dollars worth of food?! I said, ‘It is now.’ And it’s hard.”   Meet Dawn. She visits one of our partner food pantries to help feed her family after a series of difficulties left her family struggling to […]

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A Long Hard Summer

Donations to Utah Food Bank have slowed over the summer—but hunger certainly has not. The cost of food, housing, energy, and seemingly everything else has reached an unmanageable level. It has our neighbors sacrificing one basic need, like food, over another—and they’re looking for a solution. What happens if there is no solution? Parents will […]

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Every Meal Has a Story

There are as many faces of hunger as there are causes. Their stories are all around us: the overworked parents skipping meals to save money in the face of rising costs, the sick, retired widow who must choose between food and medicine, and the children who have adapted to the hollow ache of hunger. Because […]

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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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