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Food Bank vs. Food Pantry: What’s the difference?

Food Bank vs. Food Pantry: What’s the difference?

In 2019, Community Action Services and Food Bank received 3,438,592 pounds of food donations. We distributed 3,425,528 pounds of food to people in need—10,614 families and 26,784 individuals. We also supplied backpacks full of food for weekends to 40,832 elementary...

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Nonprofits Need Cash As Well As Cans

Nonprofits Need Cash As Well As Cans

It’s that time of year when canned food drives pop up here and there — everywhere! You’ve probably seen a bin for donations at the grocery store. Local kids have probably come to your door. Your children’s elementary school might be having a contest between classes to...

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BYU, UVU unite in food drive rivalry

BYU, UVU unite in food drive rivalry

Help Us Fill Our Shelves With #ValleyUnited In Utah County, there are more than 73,600 people every day who don’t have access to enough food for a healthy life, including one in seven children. These people often have to decide between food and housing or medicine....

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Ready, Set, Food Drive!

Ready, Set, Food Drive!

Three Steps for Food Drive Success Every day in Utah County, nearly 74,000 people—or 12.8 percent of the population—don’t have access to enough food to be healthy. Of those people, more than 28,000 are children. Luckily, we live in a community with a generous...

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Eliminating childhood hunger, one Pak at a time

Eliminating childhood hunger, one Pak at a time

When you look around Utah, Summit, and Wasatch counties, you see breathtaking vistas, bustling cities, and outdoor activities. You probably don’t think about poverty and hungry children. Despite the thriving cities and beautiful views, though, too many...

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Gardening 101: Plant Now and Later

Gardening 101: Plant Now and Later

Gardening is one of the most popular pastimes in the U.S., with the number of gardeners growing every year. Adults younger than 35 are one of the fastest-growing demographics in gardening, accounting for 29 percent of gardening households, according to the...

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