On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Utahns will once again show their generosity by contributing to their favorite nonprofit organizations and schools. Utahns Against Hunger will join with over 500 additional nonprofit organizations participating in Love Utah Give Utah, a statewide fundraising campaign to raise money for Utah’s diverse nonprofit community.
“Last year, our organization raised almost $4,000 in just 24 hours through Love Utah Give Utah. This year, with the help of Even Stevens, we hope to raise $8,500 to further our mission and increase access to food through advocacy, outreach, and education.” said Gina Cornia, Executive Director of Utahns Against Hunger. Even Stevens Sandwiches donates a sandwich to a nonprofit food provider for every sandwich purchased. This year, they are joining Utahns Against Hunger’s Love Utah Give Utah campaign.
Love Utah Give Utah’s vision is that everyone can be a philanthropist and contribute to the causes that matter most to them – their school, a favorite charity, or a specific need. It is a day for Utahns of all backgrounds to come together for 24 hours of giving using an online platform, loveutgiveut.razoo.com.
The platform makes it easy for individuals to search for the organizations and causes that are important to them. Last year, over 75 donors contributed to Utahns Against Hunger.
This year, Utahns Against Hunger is raising money to support the Summer Food Service Program and Double Up Food Bucks. Summer foodworks to fill the nutrition gap between school years for low-income students who rely on free and reduced price breakfast and lunch programs. Meal sites also offer activities that encourage kids to be active and to engage in learning. Last summer, Utahns Against Hunger collected over 5,000 children’s books and distributed them to children at three different summer food sites.
The Double Up Food Bucks program allows food stamp recipients to buy extra produce at farmer’s markets by matching EBT dollars spent up to $10 each market day. Utahns Against Hunger has worked to expand the use and acceptance of food stamps in farmer’s markets, and this program continues that project by encouraging the purchase of healthy food.