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Stamping Out Poverty Starts in the Community

Stamping Out Poverty Starts in the Community

Four years ago, Julie was a single mother with three kids—and homeless. An electrical fire destroyed the house they'd been renting, and it took weeks for her to find another rental that they could afford. After getting her family moved into a new home, she committed...

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Thank you for giving back in 2017!

Thank you for giving back in 2017!

In 2017, Community Action Services and Food Bank helped thousands of people in Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties who didn't have enough food, were pulling themselves out of poverty, needed financial help, were buying their first home or needed emergency assistance....

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Ways You Can Fight Poverty

Ways You Can Fight Poverty

Rachel and her family lived in a mid-sized city in a middle-class neighborhood. She lived in a bubble of comfort and stability but knew that not far from her people were struggling to pay bills or have enough food for their families. She wanted to help, but she felt...

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Service Resolutions for the New Year

Service Resolutions for the New Year

If you're like 40 percent of Americans, you've probably set a New Year's resolution. And if you're like most of them, you're pretty close to failing to keep it. But don't give up! Just because people are already failing—or you've already fallen off the fitness...

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Souper Bowl of Caring & Community Action Unite

Souper Bowl of Caring & Community Action Unite

It's hard to feel the holiday spirit when your stomach is empty and you don't know where or when you'll get your next meal. That's the circumstance in which 14 percent of Utah County residents find themselves, and the shelves at the area's largest food bank —...

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The Facts about Refugees in Utah

  Every year, thousands of refugees are forced from their homes and some make their way to the United States in search of a safer life. Each year, charitable organizations resettle only 1,200 refugees in Utah. Many will find jobs, but they'll only earn an average of...

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Homeless to Homeowner

  Do you know what “services” stand for in Community Action Services and Food Bank? Do you know that you don’t have to be in a low-income family to use our services?   Many people are not aware of all the programs we offer to our community. Some of them can be for...

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What Should I Do When I See a Panhandler?

We’re all familiar with the internal debate: Should I help the person on the side of the road or should I keep walking? Do they need help or are they lying? The reasons why people are panhandling vary widely, so there is no easy answer. A study by the Provo police in...

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HOW COMMUNITY GARDENS CAN MAKE US RICH

A new Trader Joe’s opening in your neighborhood may seem like good news, but it can contribute to the food insecurity of our poorest neighbors. When people struggle to provide regular meals for their family, high-end grocery stores are not a realistic option, even if...

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