The Community Action Food Bank is the second largest food bank in the state. Last year, more than 3.5 million pounds of food were collected and distributed by the food bank to partner agencies throughout Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties.
As a food bank, we rely on the generous contributions of our community to be able to supply 26 partner agencies with the food they need to combat hunger in their areas on a daily basis.
Food banks alone cannot alleviate hunger. Unfortunately, many individuals do not understand the difference between pantries and food banks. Food banks distribute food to organizations such as a pantry or soup kitchen. Pantries on the other hand, distribute food to the direct public. As an agency, we recognize the importance of both. That is why we operate a food bank and several pantries.
Today, one in six children in Utah faces hunger. With your help and donations, we can ensure that children don’t go to bed hungry. Please take the time to make a difference in the lives of a family today.
We would love to partner with other agencies or organizations. Any organization that wants to partner with the Community Action Food Bank must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)3 not-for-profit, charitable organization. They must offer services directly to the ill, needy, or children (under 18 years), free of charge and with no requirement to attend any kind of service. The food must be distributed as an emergency food box or as a meal or snack prepared on site to be consumed on the premises. Please call Dave Smith at 801-691-5201 for more information.