Utah Food Bank provides free, monthly food assistance to homebound people with disabilities and seniors living in poverty, delivered right to the client’s home. Each food box contains approximately one week’s worth of non-perishable food, plus as much fresh food as available.
To be eligible for the program you must be a Salt Lake County resident with 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 $1,986 and $2,686 for a household of two. For each additional household member, the income requirement increases by $700.
The box contains a combination of canned, boxed, and dehydrated; meats, fruits, vegetables, pasta, and plant-based proteins. Along with the nonperishable items, the box comes with a few perishable items like bread, eggs, dairy items, produce and freezer items. 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, 9,550 of these food boxes were delivered—primarily by caring volunteers—who were often some of the few visitors these clients received.
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]