Real Stories of Hunger
I usually get my food from school and the library…Eating food makes me feel a lot better so I can focus more.
Emily’s dad works very hard, but her family doesn’t always have enough food for everyone. Emily goes to her local library’s snack time where she can get a free meal – giving her a positive, safe environment and a full belly after school.
Salt Lake City,
It’s a terrible feeling as a mom but it’s a reality. Do you get the medicine? Do you get the fresh food? Do you get the shoes, or do you send them to school in November with sandals?
Brittany wants to give her children everything, but she couldn’t always afford the healthiest food. When the Utah food bank brought fresh produce and dairy to her neighborhood, it helped her family get back on their feet.
A little girl handed me her report card and she told me ‘my grades are now better because I get breakfast every morning from the food pantry’ and it broke my heart.
Lamont’s life took an unexpected turn when an on-the-job injury left him unemployed and relying on the food pantry to help feed his children. Now, he helps other families get back on their feet as the director of the same food pantry.
I'm honestly just seeking help, not a free a ride for the rest of my life. Just help.
Pricilla, a Navy veteran, can't afford childcare, and so she takes care of her daughters on her own — which keeps her from working full-time. Her local food pantry helps put food on the table and provides hope for her daughters' futures.