UFB Food Box Program

Volunteers help us deliver food to homebound people over 18 with disabilities and residents of approved housing sites.

Utah Food Bank provides free, monthly food assistance to homebound people with disabilities living in poverty who are over the age of 18, delivered right to the client’s home. The primary goal of this program is to provide emergency food assistance for individuals who cannot access the emergency food network and are not participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Each food box contains approximately one week’s worth of nonperishable food, plus as much fresh food as available. The boxes have a combination of canned, boxed, and dehydrated foods, including meats, fruits, vegetables, pasta, plant-based proteins, and occasionally juice, nuts, and/or oil. Utah Food Bank is often the recipient of “luxury” items such as fresh flowers and even pet food that are included when we have them.

Last year, 7,804 of these food boxes were delivered—primarily by caring volunteers—who were often some of the few visitors these clients received.

Qualification Guidelines:


To qualify as an individual, you must be at least 18 years old and live in a participating county (Salt Lake, Washington, Beaver, Iron, Garfield, and Kane Counties). In addition, you must be homebound due to disability and have a monthly household income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. For a household size of one, the monthly income must be no more than $2,321 and $3,151 for a household of two. For each additional household member, the income requirement increases by $829. There is no citizenship requirement. 

To qualify as a resident of an approved housing site, you must meet income qualifications. These income qualifications are based on the subsidized housing authority requirements and can be confirmed by the manager or service coordinator at the housing site. In addition, you must meet at least one additional criterion: over 55 years of age; have a disability or suffering from serious mental illness; chronically homeless. There is no citizenship or homebound requirement for this type of qualification. 

If you are interested in finding out if you are eligible for this program, please contact Utah Food Bank at 801-887-1275.

If you are interested in volunteering to deliver food boxes, please click HERE.

Medical Authority Note 

Applicants may need to submit a note indicating their homebound condition. Click HERE to download the Medical Authority Note. Once completed, return via: 

Fax: (801) 978-9565 

Text: (801) 870-7079 

Email: [email protected] 

Mail: 3150 S 900 W Salt Lake City, UT 84119 


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