Food & Care Coalition
Update on Bowls for Humanity 2013
A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in Bowls for Humanity. We raised almost $15,000 for services for the homeless and low-income of Utah County-which is a new record for us! Thanks to the immense generosity and support of our community, this event has grown into an annual event that really makes a difference-right here in Utah County.
Homeless But Not Hopeless
The Friends of the Coalition, through its operating entity--Food and Care Coalition, LLC-- provides more than just food to the homeless and low income of Utah County. We provide hope, dignity, and compassion to individuals who need a hand up in an environment that uplifts and motivates.
What Do We Do?
Our primary mission began as a way to feed the hungry. Over the years, we’ve expanded to offer other meaningful services, including hygiene, shower facilities, laundry services, internet access, haircuts, emergency shelter, client outreach, and more. We also partner with Wasatch Mental Health to provide on-site mental health services for our clients, and Share a Smile Foundation to provide dental services for our clients.
How Are We Different?
Our clients earn what they receive, instilling a sense of self-worth, accomplishment, and service. Clients go out into the community to volunteer their time in exchange for services, rather than receiving a handout or being given a sense of entitlement. Many of the services offered are contingent on the completion of community service hours. We believe that everyone has something they can give back.
Where Are We Going?
We understand that homelessness and poverty are difficult issues that need a holistic approach to solve. Once open, our transitional living facility will be the first of its kind in Utah County, and will deliver a structured approach to ending homelessness by focusing on work training and education tailored to each individual.