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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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Chad’s Story

Chad laughs and says he thinks he’s 30, but his body is 47. He is animated, funny, and proud to be a redneck. He has a friendly and well-trained dog named Elijah. Chad’s trailer — which has no water, power, or insulation — is nestled in his father’s field in Mapleton....

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Come Celebrate Community Action Month

  Here are the different activities we are holding throughout May-- Community Action Month. See what interests you and get involved in your community! Donor Appreciation Day We want to give a big thanks to all our donors whether you are a one-time donor or have been...

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Where Do Homeless People Go at Night?

  When you see homeless people on the streets, do you ever wonder where they go at night? The answer is often as varied as the individuals who are living on the fringes of poverty. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in a single night in January...

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