Providing Food and Rent Assistance
Our Food Pantries in Park City and Heber have seen an increase of over 35% since this crisis started.
Our Basic Needs Assistance requests have gone from around 60 at most in a month before COVID-19, to receiving over 784 in just the last four weeks! That’s over a 1,000% increase!
Quick Update On The Numbers
Here is a quick update as to how many people we are serving through our Food Pantry and Basic Needs Assistance programs.
Park City and Heber Valley Food Pantries
This week we served:
- 1,095 Individuals (617 Park City, 478 Heber)
- 35% are first-time users!
- 274 Households
- 10 Cats and Dogs
Basic Needs Assistance
Our Basic Needs Assistance application is currently closed as we diligently work through the 784+ applications we have received since this crisis started.
We Want to Thank So Many of You
We would like to thank literally hundreds of individuals who have generously supported us. We have had people donate their federal stimulus money (thank you, Tom Clyde, for the idea), to others dedicating some of their business income, to still others having their own fundraisers for the cause.
All in the effort to help provide support for those most impacted by this crisis. We are truly inspired by all of you and your generosity!
We also want to give special recognition to some particularly large gifts:
We received $225,000 from the Park City Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund. PCCF has been one of our earliest supporters and has become our largest! You can read more about PCCF here.
A group of friends initiated an effort to generate support for those most vulnerable in our community thanks to Jack Rubin, Steve Maxwell and John “JW” Wells. Their funds are directly supporting our Basic Needs Assistance fund. You can read more about this in the Park Record. They have already raised over $100,000. You can learn how to get involved here.
We are also receiving $60,000 from Park City Municipal. For years, they have generously supported our food pantry and efforts to fight hunger locally. You can read about it in this article.
We received $50,000 from the Burke Family Donor Advised Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. You can learn more here.
We received $30,000 from the Park City Board of Realtors Philanthropic Foundation. You can read more about the foundation here.
Thank you to everyone! We are overwhelmed with gratitude!