Utah Community Action is a multi-faceted agency that helps low-income individuals and families overcome obstacles towards self-efficiency. Their annual Thanksgiving program titled “Stuff A Tummy” provides Utah families with resources for experiencing a traditional and worry-free Thanksgiving dinner. Last year the program managed to provide Thanksgiving dinners for 151 families.
For those wishing to contribute to this satisfying cause, there are a few options. The most wholesome of these is the “Adopt a Family” option where, for a $75 contribution you can provide a Thanksgiving feast for a family of about six people. Cash donations of any amount are also welcome.
Utah Community Action also welcomes non-perishable food donations. Canned goods such as vegetables, soups, rice packets, and canned sardines are accepted. Turkey certificates are recommended as well. They can be purchased online or at a local grocery store. Non-food items such as tin roasting pans for turkeys, and personal hygiene products like toothpaste and soap are also encouraged. UCA will be accepting food donations until November 21. —JB
Utah Community Action, 1307 South 900 West-SLC,UT 84104. People wishing to send cash donations for Thanksgiving dinners must do so prior to November 18. uUtahCA.org or 801-410-5735.