As part of Feeding America’s nationwide network of partners, we look forward to September every year. We welcome all things pumpkin, school beginning again, and, most importantly, Hunger Action Month! It’s a month designed to encourage us all to take action on the issue of hunger. This annual month-long campaign brings attention to the reality of […]
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Proud to Serve Anyone in Need
June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity in the communities we live and serve in and recommit ourselves to the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Despite recent strides, studies show that the LGBTQ+ community is more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity than non-LGBTQ+ adults. We recently read a quote from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Choose to Act this Hunger Action Month
It’s September, which brings the return of Hunger Action Month, where we team up with Feeding America and food banks across the country to talk about ways we can all work together to take action against hunger! It’s a great time to remember that our choices matter and we can all choose to play a […]
The Soaring Costs of Poverty
Life is unpredictable. There are a million things that can – and do – go wrong. When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, like 63% of Americans do, there is no safety net. Any small bump in the road can be the catalyst for a major disaster. The smallest crisis can easily become the thing that […]
End of Year $100,000 Donation Match!
You can help us end this year with a BANG by participating in our end of year donation match, your last chance of the year to DOUBLE your impact! Each online donation made between December 28-31 will be doubled up to $100,000, thanks to a matching grant made possible by the Dan and Kim Huish […]
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 […]