Thanks to your generosity, this holiday season felt incredibly hopeful, and we can’t thank you enough! Thousands of you joined us for the Utah Human Race and gave of your food, time, and money to support our Holiday Food & Fund Drive, not to mention the donations that poured in for our Giving Tuesday […]
The Cold Truth of Food Insecurity
Inflation has impacted the price of everything around us – food, rent, gas, and even electricity. With wages nowhere near meeting these rising costs, many who were already living paycheck to paycheck find themselves having to make tough choices this holiday season…a time when budgets naturally get a little tighter. This is especially true for […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Don’t Miss the Feed Utah Food Drive!
You don’t want to miss out on the 1st annual statewide Feed Utah food drive, so be sure to mark Saturday, March 20th at 9 am on your calendar! Due to COVID-19, it’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to participate in a statewide food drive, so we are excited to get back […]
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 […]
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 […]
Utah Food Bank Closing to External Volunteers
As of Monday, April 6, Utah Food Bank will not be accepting volunteers at their Salt Lake City warehouse. Utah Food Bank has made this decision to ensure the safety of its staff and volunteers, along with upholding the highest standards for food safety and handling procedures. This change will allow Utah Food Bank […]
College Football Season Culminates with 40,000 Pound Protein Donation!
The 2019 college football season culminated with a donation of more than 40,000 pounds of protein by Smithfield Foods, Inc. and the Utah Pork Producers Association to Utah Food Bank in partnership with Utah State University, Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Fredette Family Foundation. The donation, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings of protein, […]