Help for today and tomorrow.
The mission of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry is to relieve hunger and increase self-sufficiency of individuals in need living in southern Davis County, Utah. Through providing supplemental food, our first priority, we gain an understanding of the obstacles that must be addressed to alleviate hunger and associated unmet needs. Resources such as SNAP (Food Stamps) or medical insurance may be available to our clients but they need help in gaining access to them or perhaps they need help with job readiness or English proficiency. We have developed an extensive support system partnering with other successful organizations; we leverage existing programs wherever possible for both efficiency and effectiveness as we help our clients become more self-sufficient.
Who we serve southern Davis County residents as well as like-minded community assistance organizations. We also fight childhood hunger throughout Davis County in partnership with Davis School District.
- In 2015, we provided the equivalent of 1.5 million meals to those in need within our community.
- Most of our clients are at or below 125% of the poverty level. (Poverty level for a family of four is $24,250)
- Each night, 1 in 5 Utah children are at risk of going to be hungry. In parts of Davis County, 1 in 4 children experiences food hardship.
- Last year, we served 3,034 people in our marketplace alone and delivered 27,535 Pantry Packs throughout Davis Countyduring the 2015-2016 school year.
Bountiful Community Food Pantry Services
- Twice-monthly groceries
- Household/hygiene products as available
- Pantry To Go - Delivery to homebound clients who can prepare groceries is available
- Childhood hunger program - Pantry Packs
- Child-friendly 3-pound food packs delivered to students every Friday
- Food is intended to supplement food supply over the weekend
- 26 schools; approximately 1200 children each week
- Perishable food is shared with other community assistance programs such as Head Start and Safe Harbor so that nothing is wasted and broader community needs are better met
- Case Management
- SNAP enrollment assistance (formally known as food stamps)
- Insurance enrollment assistance
- Housing and utility assistance
- Referral to Pantry Smiles
- Employment counseling/assistance
- Life Skills/Self-sufficiency Classes
- ESL - English as a Second Language
- Job Readiness (felon; general)
- Budgeting/Financial Literacy
- Nutrition/Healthy Eating
- Transportation assistance (bus tokens)
- Deseret Industries vouchers for clothing and household items