Kids should be focused on adventure, play, and being kids—not on where their next meal will come from. But in Utah, 1 in 7 kids are affected by food insecurity, which has serious implications on their physical and mental development, academic achievements, and long-term prospects. Every child deserves a worry-free childhood and a bright future—and both start with a healthy meal.
69% Had to choose between food and utilities
66% Had to choose between food and medical care
57% Had to choose between food and housing
Food shoudn't be a choice.
Many of us are fortunate enough to have a variety of meal options at our fingertips. But every day, families across the U.S. have to make tougher decisions about food. In the 2014 Hunger in America survey, families facing hunger shared the choices they faced:
Let's start a food fight
No child should go hungry, and it's our responsibility to help the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community get the head start they need. During the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, we're inviting organizations, individuals, groups, and families to join us in packing 1 million healthy meals for the Utah Food Bank. Sign up with your team, your friends, or on your own, and we can start giving children their childhood back.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Hunger Fight is a 501(C)3 nonprofit agency that produces shelf-stable meals that are flavorful, nutritious, and easy to prepare in boiling water. Hunger Fight aims to end hunger and illiteracy through the provision of nutritious meals to children, seniors, and families in need by informing, engaging and mobilizing communities and partners. Learn more at hungerfight.org.
A Special Thanks To The
SLOPES SERVES DONORS
Kristin and Jeremy Andrus
Four Foods Group (MoBettahs, Swig, and R&R BBQ)
Monica and Aaron Skonnard
Lisa and Karl Sun
With additional support from Latter-day Saint Charities