by Allison S.

Here at Even Stevens, we’re always looking for other like minded organizations that are actively looking to improve their communities. Now, this can be anything from directly working with vulnerable populations to broadening education, advocacy and outreach efforts.

If you haven’t heard, we as Utahns are lucky enough to host Love Utah, Give Utah, a statewide donation event that benefits non-profits that service vastly different populations.

We’ve decided to team up with Utahns Against Hunger. They work as an outreach group with the goal of providing at risk populations with the resources they need to access information on applying for federal and state aid and school meal programs, while also working directly with elected officials to protect existing legislation on the state and federal levels.

This includes amending any ineffective legislation (most currently, they amended legislation that required drug screening to qualify for aid) along with working with politicians on farming bills, aid legislation and community outreach and education programs.

Gina Cornia, Executive Director of Utahns Against Hunger, says that UAH has been able to start a program called, Double Up Food Bucks, which she says “allows Utahns who use their EBT cards at local farmer’s markets additional money so they can afford to buy nutritious locally grown food.” They have also started the Summer Food Service Program which aims to provide a reliable and nutritious source of food for low-income students who usually rely on reduced priced or free school breakfasts and lunches.

Cornia, mentions that she’s excited to partner with Even Stevens for Love Utah Give Utah, because it offers the opportunity to connect with members of the community that they might not normally interact with.

So come out and join us for Love Utah Give Utah and donate to Utahns Against Hunger. They will be set up at our Downtown location on Thursday, March 31st from 7-11 a.m., 12-3 p.m., and 4-7 p.m.

A dollar towards them go towards connecting families with the resources they need to access food, it also goes towards education, outreach, and legislative support to at risk communities. In the meantime, you can donate through the link below, to help them meet their goal of $8,500 which directly benefits the aforementioned programs.

March 29, 2016