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In the Media

Utahns Against Hunger works to raise the profile of hunger and we sometimes do that through the press. Here are some recent examples of when we were on the radio, wrote an op-ed piece, or were interviewed for a story.  (Click on the titles for the link to the story)


July 4, 2016- 1 in 8 Utah Homes Struggle to Afford Enough Food

February 27, 2016- Officials push for higher participation in school breakfast program


October 2015- Ending Hunger and Shaping Policy in Utah


October 12th, 2014- Additional Media Coverage on Food Stamps at Farmers Farkets

August 27th, 2014- Double Up Food Bucks at the Downtown Farmers Market

July 10th, 2014- Food stamps at farmers market media coverage:

June 30, 2014 – Grow-a-Row on SLUG Magazine Soundwaves

June 11, 2014 – Summer Food Program media coverage:

May 25, 2014 – Utahns Against Hunger initiative urges backyard gardeners to share bounty with local food pantriesDeseret News

May 13, 2014 – May’s Service Focus in the UServe Utah Newsletter

April 26, 2014 – Photos: Boys & Girls Club Members Help Feed Local Families – Deseret News

April 19, 2014 – Urban Farm Teaches Youth to Work, Give Back to Community – Deseret News

March 25, 2014 – Utahns Against Hunger Director Receives National Recognition for Leadership – Deseret News


May 22nd, 2013 – Program urges gardeners to grow an extra row for the food pantrySalt Lake Tribune

February 12, 2013 – Social Soup Lecture Series & Hell’s Backbone Grill: Locally Grown Food in Southern Utah City Weekly


December, 2012 – Real Food Rising: Utah Kids Farming to Fight Hunger (page 18-19) – Farm Bureau News

8/15/12 – Real Food Rising Crew Members, Leader Speak about Summer – KRCL

07/08/12 – Real Food Rising Program Develops Youths, Produces Produce for NeedyDeseret News

06/29/12 –Cultivating Food, Youth, and JusticeCatalyst Magazine

06/10/12 –Program Allows Shoppers to Use Food Stamps at Park Silly Market – Fox13 News

06/10/12 – Too Few Kids Participating in Summer Meal Programs, Study Shows – KCPW

06/10/12 – Many Low-Income Utah Families Not Taking Advantage of Free Summer Meals – KUER

06/08/12 – Marti Woolford Joins Fox13 to Talk About Reaching More Kids for Free Summer Meals – Fox13 News

06/07/12 – More Kids Could Be Receiving Free Summer Meals in UtahThe Salt Lake Tribune

06/06/12 – Downtown Farmers Market Will Continue Taking Food Stamps – KUTV

06/06/12 – Whole9 Speaks to Marti Woolford about Food Stamps at Farmers Markets – Whole9 Blog

05/31/12 – Utah’s Love of Soda Makes New York-Style Ban on Oversized Drinks Unlikely The Salt Lake Tribune

05/30/12 – Marti Woolford Joins RadioActive! on KRCL to Discuss the Local Impact of Poverty – KRCL’s RadioActive! The interview begins at minute 36 of the episode.

05/24/12 – Gina Cornia Discusses New EBT Card Reissuing Rules Intended to Stop Food Stamp Fraud – KSL News

02/29/12 – Gina Cornia Discusses Drug-Testing Bill for those on Public Assistance – KRCL’s RadioActive!

01/09/12 – Mark Winne Provides Examples of Food Justice and Real DemocracyThe Standard Examiner


11/22/11 – Hunger is Not Seasonal Salt Lake Tribune

11/17/11 –Hunger Hits Home in Utah County – BYU’s Daily Universe

11/17/11 – Food Stamp Challenged – The U’s Daily Utah Chronicle

11/14/11 – Gina was interviewed on KUER’s Radiowest about Food Stamps & the Food Stamp Challenge.

11/7/11 – Gina & Katie (from Social Soup) were interviewed on X96’s Radio from Hell about the Food Stamp Challenge     (no recording available)

11/5/11 – $4 from Hunger Salt Lake Tribune

11/4/11 – Food stamp challenge issued to Utah residents  – Daily Herald

11/3/11 – Utah’s Food Stamp Participation Highest in Rural CountiesSalt Lake Tribune

11/2/11 – Gina interviewed on the Doug Wright Show on KSL radio about the Food Stamp Challenge

10/31/11 – Utahns Asked to Take Food Stamp Challenge – ABC4

10/30/11 – Utahns Against Hunger issues ‘Food Stamp’ Challenge –

10/29/11 – Can you spend just $28 for a week’s food and beverages? ‘Food stamp’ challenge issued Deseret News

10/29/11 –$30K spent in food stamps at farmers markets, nearly doubling 2010 transactionsDeseret News

10/24/11 – Farm Bill Forum at the SL Main Library moderated by former Mayor Ted Wilson (podcast) – KCPW

10/24/11 – Food Policy: Supporting Healthy Foods and Local Farmers – Discussion of the Farm Bill – on KCPW’s “City Views”

08/26/11 – Gina talks about Food Hardship and Mike talks about Real Food Rising – UAH’s new youth farm program – on KCPW’s “Politics Up Close”

08/07/11 – “San Juan County Families Struggle in ‘Food Desert‘” – Salt Lake Tribune

07/09/11 – “Local Farmers Markets accepting Food Stamps” – KSL  (article & video)

07/09/11 – “11 Utah Farmers Markets to Accept Food Stamps Under Utahns Against Hunger Initiative”Deseret News

06/26/11 –  Mike & Alex were interviewed on X96’s Radio from Hell on their “Utah Issues” segment about Summer Food     (no recording available)

06/10/11  –  “Too Few Kids Participating in Summer Meal Programs, Study Show” – KCPW

06/07/11   –   “More Markets Accept Food Assistance Cards”Salt Lake Tribune

June 2011  –  An article about Summer Food in Edible Wasatch

05/20/11  –   Gina interviewed on BYU TV’s “Ask Eleven

05/13/11  –   Gina interviewed on “Thinking Aloud” on BYU radio

04/21/2011 – “Food Stamps: Preserve entitlement for the Poor” – Salt Lake Tribune

04/15/2011 – “Food Stamp Program Use Increasing in Utah” – Deseret News

04/11/2011 – Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards “2011 Community Service Award” Click here to view the PDF

03/27/2011 – Gina interviewed on Radio from Hell’s “Utah Issues” about hunger & poverty     (no recording available)

03/02/2011 – “Bill restoring sales tax on food held in committee” – Deseret News

03/02/2011 – “Food Tax Hike Suffers Surprising Loss” – Salt Lake Tribune

02/04/2011 – “Back to the Drawing Board on Sales Tax on Food Bill” – Salt Lake Tribune

01/21/2011 – “UAH’s perspective on the low School Breakfast participation” On the Rod Arquette Show on KNRS 105.7

01/21/2011 – “Examining the local impact of the Walmart Initiative”  –  KCPW Radio

01/21/2011 – “2/3 of Utah students who can eat free or reduced breakfast don’t” – Deseret News

01/14/2011 – “New Guidelines aim to make school lunches healthier” – Salt Lake Tribune


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