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Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Agrelius Davis

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Agrelius Davis

Mary Agrelius Davis has a motto: “Pay it forward.” It’s not just a saying for her, or an occasional thing, though. She’s made it a habit. Every week, Davis helps people navigate the food pantry at Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo. She’s also an Ally,...

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Want a Better Life? Be Kind

Want a Better Life? Be Kind

What does kindness mean to you? Kindness, by definition, involves being generous, friendly, and considerate. But it also has real benefits for the person being kind, from physical to mental well-being.  "We all seek a path to happiness," said Dr. Waguih William IsHak,...

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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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