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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Congregate Meals, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Job Training

Mission: Serve homeless and critically low-income persons by teaching personal accountability, teaching self-sufficiency and providing compassionate service.

Results: We built a new unique facility based on a unique philosophy for caring for the homeless and poor.

Target demographics: Homeless and poor in Utah Valley

Programs: Meals, on site mental health services, dental and medical services, on site hair salon, transitional housing, etc.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Food and Care as a dental hygiene student this semester has been a great experience. It has helped me gain more perspective and gratitude for what I have and where I am in life by serving those who are homeless and/or unemployed. The patients I have seen have also been very grateful. There are so many needs in this underserved population and Food and Care is doing wonderful things to really make a difference in these lives!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a really great experience working with the Food and Care coalition in Provo. The volunteers have been great to work with there and I have enjoyed working with the patients there!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This coaliltion does a tremendous amount of good in our community. They are caring and thoughtful of the patrons. They also let us, as the public, know of all the good they do and the needs they have. I appreciate that. It gives me definite ways I, and my family and extended family, can serve our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a dental hygiene student volunteering at the dental clinic at Food and Care. The patients we see are usually unemployed and/or homeless. They need dental care but can't afford much. I really like to help them, it makes me feel like I'm making a difference. It's a much different feeling than working on patients from middle income families who have perfectly straight teeth. Those are great patients as well, but they don't need as much help as the patients at Food and Care. I like to help out in the community helping people who really need it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Food and Care coaltion in Provo Utah has been a great experience to volunteer at. It has given me great "real-world" training in the Dental clinic and has helped me practice my skills as a supervised student. The assistants here help out immensely and the schedule is always full of patients to help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a professor at UVU in Orem, UT. I take the dental hygiene student to volunteer services for the dental clinic at the coalition. This helps those people in need of dental services and also helps the students advance in their skills. This is a great and beneficial service for all involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While serving with another volunteer organization for four years, I referred needy individuals to the Provo Food and Care Coalition on many occasions. The return comments from those referred individuals encouraged me to sign up as a volunteer. My experiences over the past 18 months have both awed and excited me. The staff and volunteer persons with whom I have served have been absolutely fantastic, energetic, and fun. And the people whom we have served have been almost always very sincere and complimentary in expressing their appreciation and feelings of blessings received during their time of need because of the availability and services provided by this charitable organization. The overall services provided by this organization for the benefit of our local needy persons are both extensive, exciting, and often times unexpected in the range and quality of services and care. Every time I work in the kitchen, it amazes me about the food service, types and quality of the proffered meals, and the genuine interest and concern demonstrated by the chefs, kitchen staff, and the organization leadership. As volunteers we often comment on the menus which many times are more diverse and complete for each daily meal than many of us are used to enjoying in our own homes. It also amazes me pertaining to the generosity of the food donors (individuals and organizations) within our area and the quality of the food products provided. This whole experience just makes my volunteer service exciting, fun, and definitely fulfilling. I look forward each week for my volunteer day to arrive and am having such a wonderful experience that I do everything I can to ensure that I do not miss a single opportunity to go and service. My experience as well as those voiced by my volunteer associates has been so worthwhile that it just makes us HAPPY. Whenever anyone says to me, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, I just have to respond with, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVICE. The Provo Food and Care Coalition is a marvelous organization, well led and managed, and an absolute benefit to both our community and to those persons in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Provo Food and Care Coalition provide a great service to the community. I always look forward to the days that I get to volunteer there. Not only because it helps put my own life in perspective, but also because of the great staff have I have the opportunity to interact with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization. I have recently began to donate my time at the Food and Care Coalition. This is a well run and caring place. The attention to detail and time spent with each person is unmatched. Many lives are touched and changed; not only the lives of those in need, but the lives of those who give of their time and talents. It is a place where true charity is expressed.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Food and Care Coalition is a wonderful facility supported by kind, non judgemental individuals. I have especially been impressed with the Share A Smile group in the dental clinic. I know they put in long hours and enjoy the service they give.