UFB Food Box Program

Volunteers help us deliver food to homebound people over 18 with disabilities and residents of approved housing sites.

Utah Food Bank provides free, monthly food assistance to homebound people with disabilities living in poverty who are over the age of 18, delivered right to the client’s home. The primary goal of this program is to provide emergency food assistance for individuals who cannot access the emergency food network and are not participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
Each food box contains approximately one week’s worth of nonperishable food, plus as much fresh food as available. The boxes have a combination of canned, boxed, and dehydrated foods, including meats, fruits, vegetables, pasta, plant-based proteins, and occasionally juice, nuts, and/or oil. Utah Food Bank is often the recipient of “luxury” items such as fresh flowers and even pet food that are included when we have them.
Last year, 11,540 of these food boxes were delivered—primarily by caring volunteers—who were often some of the few visitors these clients received.
Qualification Guidelines:
To qualify as an individual, you must be over 18 and a Salt Lake County resident. In addition, you must be disabled and homebound and have a monthly household income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. For a household size of one, the monthly income must be no more than $2,095 and $2,822 for a household of two. For each additional household member, the income requirement increases by $727. There is no citizenship requirement.
To qualify as a resident of an approved housing site, you must meet income qualifications. These income qualifications are based on the subsidized housing authority requirements and can be confirmed by the manager or service coordinator at the housing site. In addition, you must meet at least one additional criterion: over 55 years of age; disabled or suffering from serious mental illness; chronically homeless. There is no citizenship or homebound requirement for this type of qualification.
If you are interested in finding out if you are eligible for this program, please contact our Food Box Coordinator at (801) 887-1271 or [email protected].
If you are interested in volunteering to deliver food boxes, please click HERE.


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