The mission of the Food & Care Coalition is to alleviate hunger and diminish the plights of poverty for those who enter our doors. Our primary objectives include finding suitable housing, teaching financial accountability, facilitating an elevation in personal morals and values, and helping each patron achieve their full potential.
We believe in the inherent worth of people and embrace the philosophy that trusting relationships between patron, staff, and volunteer are vital in realizing this end. In order to succeed, charity and compassion from the community must be met by accountability and a personal desire to learn and grow by those served. The Food & Care Coalition by design, offers daily opportunities for the community to support, influence and participate both in the policy making and operation of agency programs to meet these objectives.
This approach creates an environment where homeless men, women, and children can restore their self-esteem, retain their human dignity, and regain the power and abilities necessary to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community.
The Food & Care Coalition serves nutritionally well balanced meals seven days a week to Utah County’s homeless, mentally ill and learning disabled, fixed income families, and families affected by tragedy. In 2016, community members contributed canned goods, garden produce, sack lunches, casseroles, desserts, food from catered events, cash and redeemable grocery store gift certificates allowing us to serve 100,092 meals.
This accomplishment would not be possible unless we had a vested community interest. Area businesses, church groups, civic groups, scouts, individuals and families donate 15,000 volunteer hours of service each year. In addition to assisting with meal preparation, serving, and clean-up duties, volunteers often recruit food donors and make frequent donation pick-ups.