Utah family physicians, you can help feed Utah families this year by donating food, funds, or even running! Here are three ways you can be a part of our state-wide drive:
Donate funds to Utah Food Bank
In honor of the Utah Academy of Family Physician's 75th Anniversary this year, we would love to see family physicians, residents, and medical students collectively donate $7500 to Utah Food Bank by Thanksgiving! We know it's an ambitious goal, but with nearly 1200 caring members through the state, we believe we can meet or even exceed that goal. Utah Food Bank can stretch each $1 donated into $9.04 worth of goods and services, so every donation truly has an impact.**
Run (or walk) in this year's Human Race with other family docs
Kick off your Thanksgiving morning by running with an attitude of gratitude by running, walking or strolling a 10K or 5K at the Utah Food Bank's annual Utah Human Race on November 24, 2022. Join the Utah Academy of Family Physicians Team by registering online here. The first 4,000 registrants will receive this year's race shirt, so hurry and register today!
Host a food drive at your clinic, residency, school - or even in your own kitchen!
There are several ways you can donate non-perishable food to Utah Food Bank.
Want to host a larger drive at your workplace or school? Utah Food Bank makes it easy with instructions on their website. Groups that collect 500 lbs. or more (the equivalent of a filled SUV or pickup truck) are eligible for Utah Food Bank transportation services for supplies and food pick up.
If you want to keep things on the smaller side, you can drop off donations at either Utah Food Bank location:
Salt Lake City: 3150 S. 900 W.
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm (east side of building)
Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm (volunteer entrance)
St. George: 4416 S. River Road
Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Or donations can be dropped off at any Harmons location during regular store hours.
About the Utah Food Bank:
For over 118 years, Utah Food Bank has stayed true to its objective of serving those in need throughout our state. They work tirelessly with community partners and volunteers to continue making an impact and fulfilling our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide.
Last year, Utah Food Bank distributed 56.1 million meals via a statewide network of 230 partner agencies located in all 29 counties. In addition to being one of only a handful of food banks nationwide that distributes food free-of-charge to partner agencies, they also offer several direct service programs to help the most vulnerable populations in our state - children and seniors.
**Utah Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation receipt will be emailed to from Utah Food Bank directly for tax-filing purposes.