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 […]
It’s Not Too Late to Join our Summer Business Food & Fund Drive!
Summer is a challenging time for many. The need for assistance is particularly high for families with school-aged kids who rely on school meals to help feed their families during the school year. At the same time, donation levels are low, with the holiday season and holiday spirit of giving months away. But you don’t […]
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 […]
Summer Business Food & Fund Drive
What is your kid doing this summer? Iker is waking up at 5 am to stand in line for food. The 9-year-old lives with his grandmother, 10-year-old sister, and 11-year-old brother. During the summer, they wake up early to go to the community center, where they receive food to last them the day. “I’m a […]
Free Summer Meals for Kids!
No one expected schools to transition to at-home learning when they closed for Spring Break two months ago. This abrupt change caught countless families off guard. Kids home all day meant meals usually provided for free or reduced-price at school became an additional expense that many parents couldn’t afford. Those nine weeks of online learning […]
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, […]
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 […]
My name is Emily and I live with my sister, brother and my dad. We live in a trailer right now, but I have lived in apartments, a house, a car, a tent and now the trailer. It’s kind of cramped in the trailer because my sister and I share a bed, but my brother […]
Free Summer Meals For Kids!
Do you need help accessing meals for your kids this summer? We are proud to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially declared sponsorship of the Summer Food Service program, which will extend Utah Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program by providing free meals to children 18 years of age and under […]
The Most Critical Time of Need is NOW!
For many Utah families, summer means swimming pools, vacations and playing at the park. But for the families we serve, summer means having to provide two additional meals daily, on an already-thin budget. When kids are out of school, they also lose access to school meal programs. They have to spend their summer worrying about […]