Salt Lake City

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Food Resources During COVID-19

Announcement: The P-EBT (Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer) Program will distribute up to $308/child to families with children who receive free or reduced-cost school meals. If your family already received SNAP benefits on March 16, there is no need to take action. If your family did not receive SNAP benefits on March 16, but had children receiving free or reduced school lunch on that date, you will need to complete the online application as soon as possible. P-EBT Applications through the Department of Workforce Services will be accepted from Aug. 1 – 31.

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. They also have a special summer meal schedule and locations available. 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.

Additional Food Assistance Resources

Salt Lake Education Foundation COVID-19 Family Support (English)
Salt Lake Education Foundation COVID-19 Ayuda Para Familias (Espagnol)

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:

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:

Please note: at this time, Utah Community Action and Utah food banks outside of St. George are not accepting volunteers in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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. Please take our survey to help us gather pertinent information for supporting and improving community services. Take the survey here.


Do you know of other resources? Please send additional information about food access resources to slcgreen@slcgov.com.