Community Action Services and Food Bank is a non-profit organization in Provo, Utah that provides a two-step process to solving poverty: first, to stabilize the person and then rebuild their life. Since 1967, the agency has stabilized persons in need by meeting their basic critical needs (such as food and housing) while providing them with the long-term solutions needed to rebuild their financial and social self sufficiency, enabling them to break out of poverty.
Our programs include:
- The Community Action Food Bank and four food pantries. In 2011, an average of 2,100 families a month received food assistance from this program
- A Family Development Program that assists families with finding stable housing, employment and other basic necessities
- A Home Buyer and Mortgage Counseling Program that educates residents on home ownership and helps prevent foreclosures
- The Circles Initiative which is a two-year program that helps individuals living in generational poverty recognize and overcome their barriers to self-reliance
- The Backpack for Kids food program which provides food to low-income elementary aged children on the weekends
Community Action Services and Food Bank is dedicated to fostering self-reliance in individuals, families, and communities.
Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.