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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

I can not say enough about the wonderful programs this agency provides for the community. They assist their clients by providing nourishment for both the body and spirit. They show compassion, love, respect and allow them to feel like complete human beings. My students and I have been taught so much by the clients we treat in their dental clinic. The UVU Dental Hygiene Students come back so very glad to have been able to educate and improve their clients oral health. Thank you, for gving us the opportunity to be a small part of such a terrific organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a dentist, and volunteer at the food and care coalition dental clinic. There are many organizations that would like me to donate my time, but I only donate to one - the food and care coalition, and I'll tell you why. I love that they ask the patrons to provide hours of community service before they receive services such as dental work. I've seen people that receive something for nothing, and it means close to nothing to them. It doesn't help them to better themselves and their situation, it doesn't improve their self esteem, and it does very little to change a life. When I provide dentistry for a food and care coalition patron, I know they have helped someone in return. I see a different sort of confidence in their eyes, and I see true gratitude. They know what it takes to give, so they truly appreciate my gift. This an an organization that will use any gift you give, and pay it forward many times over. Thank you for giving to my favorite organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer in the dental clinic at the Food and Care Coalition every Friday. I have seen many lives changed by the various services that are provide to the clients there. Their confidence and self-esteem are returned, they are then able to find employment and return to the mainstream of their communities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've really been impressed with all the things the food and care does for those people that really are in need. They really do care about the well being of these people and try and do everything they can to help these people get on there feet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The food and care is an amazing organization. The director, Brent Crane, is visionary. He sees a vison of helping people who are in desperate situations to rise up and realize a better life. I love the way that they treat the poor with love and respect. I love the way that they find the specific needs of an individual and help them to address them. I love the way that those recieving help are encouraged to pay back the system with community service. This is a well run organization, they are frugal with their funds and amazing with their results.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a terrific program! I can not say enough about how well organized and motivated everyone is that works/volunteers at the Food and Care Coalition. Everyone works towards the same goal of providing the best care possible to those that come through the doors. I thoroughly enjoy giving of my time to help out such a great cause and I appreciate all that goes on behind the scenes to make even my work more efficient.

Jon J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Food and Care Coalition for the past 3 years and I am very impressed with the "complete wellness" provided for each of the patrons. I leave happier every time I volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Share a smile organization is full of people who are cheerful and willing to help others. They are truly genuine and care about making the world a better place.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our foundation, Share a Smile, has a strong partnership with the Food and Care. We have been volunteering to provide dentistry for their clients for 8 years. In that time we have see many lives changed. Brent Crane and the entire staff at the Food and Care have amazing vision and work hard to lift those in need. Their new facility is amazing and has a unique feeling of hope. Its truly a place where lives are changed and miracles can happen. Its been a blessing in my life to be involved in the Food and Care Coalition.