Utahns Against Hunger
Since 1979 Utahns Against Hunger has worked to expand the reach of nutrition programs to the estimated 90,000 households in Utah that struggle to afford enough food. We are not an emergency food provider. Food pantries and charities make up only about 15% of all food assistance in our state. So instead we work hard every day to shape public policy and make nutrition programs work for the people who need them.
We work to build the public will to end hunger by educating and collaborating with local policymakers who decide how programs work. We strengthen child nutrition by promoting and expanding summer food programs, school meals, and by ensuring that safety net programs like WIC and Food Stamps are doing what they are supposed to do. We grow community networks by helping to build the capacity of local charities and ensuring people in need know where to go for help in their local communities. And finally, we raise the profile of hunger by working with media, community groups, educators, and religious organizations.