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CAS Volunteer Spotlight: Cinda Houston

CAS Volunteer Spotlight: Cinda Houston

When Cinda Houston was looking around for a volunteer opportunity last year, she decided Community Action Services and Food Bank was the right fit for her because of its philosophy. "It's the fact that we teach people not just reliance but independence," said Houston,...

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Come on, get happy at the 2018 Women’s Expo

Come on, get happy at the 2018 Women’s Expo

What do people want in life? Is it fame? Thousands of Instagram followers? Perhaps, bigger biceps or a smaller dress size? Some experts say that along with having pockets lined with money and unconditional happiness; most people want to have personal freedom,...

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Kids & Hunger

Kids & Hunger

In the U.S., one in six children—or 13 million—is hungry. They go to school hungry and spend weekends and holidays hungry. These children live in every community in the country. “Children coming to school hungry is real," one Utah teacher said. "I have students whose...

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Start thinking green in March

Start thinking green in March

March—the month when the weather alternates between winter and spring. It's when bulbs might start peaking out of the ground, or snow blankets your grass. March and early April are tricky weather months, especially if you're eager to start gardening. But even though...

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CAS volunteer spotlight: Bruce Reed

CAS volunteer spotlight: Bruce Reed

Community Action Services and Food Bank is dedicated to fostering self -reliance for individuals and families. Involvement and support of amazing and dedicated volunteers is essential to success. Bruce Reed is one of those people.   Bruce is a retired TV executive...

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The Ins and Outs of Buying a Home

The Ins and Outs of Buying a Home

Julie and her husband had a stable income and decided that it was time to start looking into purchasing a house. But they had no idea where to start. Just the thought of saving for a downpayment made her head spin—the median purchase price for a home in Utah County is...

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What is Poverty?

What is Poverty?

When kindergarteners walk into her classroom every morning, teacher Sonya Romero-Smith doesn't ask them how their weekend was, or if they'd finished their homework. Instead, she asks "Did you eat? Are you clean?" Many of her students don't have regular access to...

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