Utah Food Bank Fights Hunger Statewide and distributed over 28 million meals through 130 emergency food pantries and partners statewide.
Utah Food Bank exists to provide a hand-up for families and individuals struggling with the hardships of poverty and access to one of our basic rights: Food. With 1 in 5 Utah kids and 472,000 Utahns unsure where their next meal will come from, our residents are not immune to the pangs and pains of hunger.
Utah Food Bank Fights Hunger Statewide by collecting, purchasing, and distributing food to Utahns facing hunger in all 29 counties through our statewide network of 130 food pantries and agency partners. Last year alone, through gifts of food, time, and money we were able to distribute the equivalent of 28.4 million meals statewide.
We also Fight Hunger Statewide through several direct service programs. Last year over 202,000 hot and nutritious meals were prepared and served to children at after-school sites through our Kids Cafe program. We ensured hunger-free weekends with our BackPack Program by distributing more than 69,000 child-friendly food packs to at-risk children statewide. Through our Food Box program we delivered more than 41,000 monthly supplemental food boxes to the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Our 58 Mobile Pantry sites provide access to food in isolated communities where traditional food pantries don't exist.