Gratitude and Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday was born during the height of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln designated the day to express appreciation for “the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” The holiday looks different from family to family and culture to culture; for many, it means family time, way too much turkey and pie, […]

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The Face of Hunger Could be Your Neighbor

Food insecurity is often impossible to identify from the outside. It can look like a family with three kids who have a house and two cars. But from the inside, one parent got laid off due to COVID-19, and now they’re having trouble making ends meet on just one income. It can look like the […]

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Run Here. Run There. Run Anywhere!

The Utah Human Race is a go!   COVID-19 has required us to make a lot of changes so that we can continue our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide while also caring for the health of our volunteers, employees, and clients. That has included changes to our operations and many of our events, and the Utah Human […]

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Hunger Action Day Donation Match!

Today is Hunger Action Day, a day where efforts across the country are focused for greater hunger-fighting impact. It’s part of Hunger Action Month, a time when people all over America stand against hunger. Sharing, fundraising, and donating are just a few ideas for taking action this month here in Utah. All month long, we’re honoring […]

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Night NOT at the Warehouse Online Auction

For the past decade, Utah Food Bank hosted our Night at the Warehouse gala at our Salt Lake City warehouse. It has always been a wonderful tradition featuring dinner, live and silent auctions, and more. It has also always been a successful fundraising event, bringing in approximately $150,000 yearly to support our programs. This year, […]

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A Different Kind of Food Drive

How do you do a food drive in a time of social distancing? In the past, Utah Food Bank has received significant food donations from traditional food drives through community organizations, local businesses, churches, schools, and more. With large gatherings reduced, and so many of these services not happening right now, most food drives are […]

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Look For The Helpers

Many are familiar with the anecdote Mr. Rogers once shared “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” It is a beautiful piece of advice to help children find comfort in […]

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The Stories Behind the Statistics

At Utah Food Bank, we love numbers! Statistics keep us focused. They remind us that 1 in 7 Utah children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That 374,000 fellow Utahns face insecurity. Numbers help us know we’re on the right track. We loved sharing that we delivered 14.4 million pounds of food […]

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Fighting Hunger Among Senior Utahns

Utahns over 65 are a vulnerable population when it comes to the dangers of COVID-19, but many already faced the vulnerability of food insecurity. May is Older Americans Month, and while the month is nearly over, the unique difficulties that can come with aging are not. The number of food-insecure seniors will only expand as […]

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Mobile Pantries, Bringing Food and Hope

Mobile Pantries have been a vital part of Fighting Hunger Statewide for a long time, with mobile pantries set up across the state that distribute food on a regular basis. They have historically provided support to Utahns living in areas that are classified as food deserts or are inaccessible or underserved by traditional food pantries. […]

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