Food & Funds Drive

Food & Funds for Salt Lake County’s Food Pantries

Goal: 2 Tons of Food & $2,000

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Score a free meal for a $30 donation or 15-gallon bin worth of food*.

Service Project: Food and Funds Drive

Funds donated will be provided to the Utah Food Bank and food pantries throughout Salt Lake County. Food donated will also be donated to the Utah Food Bank.

You may donate online at any time. You can also bring your donation of healthy foods and cash to the drop off event on July 18, 2020 between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Donations Needed for Project

  • Cash* ($2,000 goal)
  • 2 Tons of Food

*All donations are tax deductible

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Food and Funds for Salt Lake County’s Food Pantries.

According to the Utah Food Bank, 1 in 7 Utah children faces hunger. Utah’s food pantries have also seen a surge in consumption without a proportionate surge in donations.

Older Utahns are currently facing increased health and food access challenges due to the pandemic, and are more likely to develop nutrition-related health problems because of it. This is especially concerning considering the increased health, financial, and nutritional challenges that can occur with aging.

Volunteers will donate money and/or non-perishable foods to the Utah Food Bank. Every dollar donated equates to $7.66 worth of benefit to food pantries and individuals in need of food.

Suggested Healthy Donations

Vegetables

  • low-sodium tomato products
  • tomato paste
  • fresh produce
  • reduced sodium vegetable soup
  • low-sodium or no salt added canned vegetables

Fruits

  • fresh produce
  • canned fruits in own juices
  • no sugar added applesauce
  • dried fruits
  • raisins
  • fruit cups (100% fruit)
  • low sugar fruit spreads

Grains, Cereals, Rice & Pasta

  • brown or wild rice
  • plain oatmeal
  • egg noodles
  • whole wheat pasta
  • granola bars (>2g fiber/serving)
  • whole wheat or whole bran cereal (>5g fiber/serving)
  • hot cereal mixes (cream of wheat, cream of rice)
  • whole grain crackers (>2g fiber/serving)

Poultry, Fish, Beans & Nuts

  • dried beans
  • low-sodium broth
  • canned salmon
  • reduced sodium peanut butter
  • packaged, shelf stable chicken or turkey
  • unsalted nuts
  • low-sodium canned beans
  • low-sodium tuna in water
  • low-sodium, low fat creamed soups

Fats & Oils

  • olive oil
  • vegetable oil
  • canola oil low-sodium
  • low-fat salad dressing

Spices/Other

  • garlic
  • ginger
  • marjoram
  • nutmeg
  • parsley
  • onion
  • oregano
  • basil
  • cinnamon
  • chili powder
  • cloves
  • dill
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • thyme
  • low sodium soy sauce

Please do not donate:

  • Rusty or Unlabled Cans
  • Food in Glass Jars
  • Homemade Items
  • Non-commercial Canned or Packaged Items
  • Open or Used Items
  • Sugary Drinks
  • Candy
  • Unhealthy Snacks or Alcohol

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*Free meal valid only at food trucks at Canyon Rim Park on July 18, 2020. Meal vouchers provided at drop off at Canyon Rim Park on July 18. Limit 2 per household. Meal voucher good for meal of $10 or less. Meals pruchased above $10 will receive a $10 credit and purchaser will be responsible for any additional amount due above $10.

Canyon Rim Cares is Made Possible By Generous Support From

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