Salt Lake City

Sustainability

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Food Resources During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of many individuals and families in our community. This crisis is not only a health crisis but also a food crisis.

Please see below for detailed information about emergency food access resources across Utah.

Where to Get Food Now

United Way 2-1-1: This is the primary source for connecting Utahns to up-to-date information on Utah food pantries, food box programs, food delivery programs, SNAP, WIC, and nutrition. To learn more, visit their website, text your zip code to 898-211, call 211, or email 211ut@uw.org. Many languages supported.

The Salt Lake City Education Foundation is coordinating meals for Salt Lake area families. Note: Staff will not be screening individuals to verify need or residency at this time. For up-to-date information or meal assistance, please call 801-301-6476.

Utah Community Action provides emergency food assistance for income eligible community members.

Emergency Food Delivery is available to qualifying residents through Comunidades Unidas (801-487-4143) and International Rescue Committee (801-328-1091).

Additional Food Assistance Resources

Food Delivery Programs

  • Utah Crisis Food Response: Free food assistance and delivery.
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Free grocery and supplies delivery assistance.
  • Emergency Food Delivery is available to qualifying residents through Comunidades Unidas (801-487-4143) and International Rescue Committee (801-328-1091).

Where to Donate

Food Donations:

Financial donations to food-related relief:

Resources for Farmers

Resources for Restaurants & Food Industry Workers

Grants and Resources for restaurants and food industry workers:

  • One Fair Wage Emergency Fund provides emergency funding to service workers currently unemployed due to COVID-19.
  • GrantWatch: A search engine connecting nonprofits and small businesses to grant opportunities.

Support Local Farmers and Restaurants

Support local farmers and food businesses financially by buying locally.

  • CSAs: Community Supported Agriculture provides members with shares of fresh produce. A full list of CSAs available in Utah can be found on CSA Utah.
  • Farmers Markets: Stay up to date with Salt Lake Farmers Market news here.  
  • Support Local Restaurants: Find restaurants that are offering take out throughout Utah at supportutahdining.com and https://curbsideutah.com/.
  • Incubator Kitchens:
    • The Spice Incubator Kitchen launched a Food Box program that delivers. This supports our incubator kitchens and start-up refugee businesses.
    • The Square Kitchen also hosts occasional pop-up events for purchasing food from its vendors.

How Can You Help?

Volunteering:

The following organizations are accepting volunteers at this time. It is crucial that all volunteers are without COVID-19 symptoms and have not likely been exposed to protect the health of employees, other volunteers, and the community.

See “Where to Donate” above if you’re looking for food or financial donation information.

Other ways to help from home:


We need your feedback

SLCgreen’s Food and Equity Program and our statewide partners are trying to understand the changing food needs of people that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. If you have additional questions or know of other resources, please reach out to slcgreen@slcgov.com.