Utah Food Bank Fights Hunger Statewide and distributed over 28 million meals through 130 emergency food pantries and partners statewide.
Utah Food Bank, in partnership with The Christian Center of Park City (CCPC), bring “weekends without hunger” to at-risk children living in Park City and attending McPolin, Trailside, Parley’s Park and Jeremy Ranch Elementary Schools. The children who receive this service come
from families living at or below federal poverty level and are referred to the program by an education professional at their school. Through the BackPack Program, these children receive kid-friendly, nutritional, single-serve food to eat over weekends or holiday breaks. Each week, 260 packs are distributed through these four schools at a cost of $3.10 per pack.
The BackPack program creates and delivers nutritious food to hungry children to ensure they have enough to eat when not in school. Because so many of the children in this program prepare meals on their own, food provided is easy to open, child friendly, and in single servings.
At the beginning of the school year, children in the program receive a new back pack to use and keep. Each month, 5825 packs of food are distributed to participating children to place into their backpacks and take home. Statewide, Utah Food Bank’s BackPack program partners with 32 after-school programs.
Utah Food Bank is able to achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide by providing emergency food programs in all 29 counties across the state.