VISION AND MISSION:
Our Human Services Pillar helps Wasatch County residents have their basic needs met so they can work towards having a greater sense of self-reliance and well-being.
Our mission is to address the unmet basic needs of the residents in Wasatch County, including hunger, housing and transportation.
Our 3 areas of focus are the following: food insecurity– especially childhood hunger, housing, and public transportation.
- Healing Hunger Here campaign began over 2 years ago. Our focused efforts resulted in the opening of the High School Food Pantry and Middle School Food Closets. Our Healing Hunger Here campaign received a Select 25 Award in 2019 from Intermountain Healthcare.
- The Weekend Snack Pack Program has been doubled; we’ve helped students receive supplemental food every Friday at all the elementary schools, middle schools and charter school for the weekend. Our partners have been the local food pantries and Hungry Hearts United.
- We’ve worked with local pantries to provide food boxes to families during school breaks.
- We’ve provided lunch in the parks and lunches in mobile home parks in conjunction with the Wasatch County School District. Over two thousand lunches have been served along with new boos from our library’s book drive.
- We brought the Park City Christian Center Operation Hope Christmas program locally to the valley in 2019 and combined it with the Christmas Food Box program. We’ve provided Christmas gifts to 650 children along with 2 weeks of food for the Christmas Break.
- Souper Bowl of Caring was brought to the valley in 2019. Youth volunteers accept food and financial donations which go to food pantries and other non-profits in the County. In 2020, $1,167 dollars was raised and 1,681 pounds of food donated.
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the WCF launched a COVID-19 Relief Drive. All proceeds went to St. Marys of the Assumption and the Park City Christian Center Heber location to assist with rental payments and other bills our Wasatch County residents could not pay.
With the pandemic now waning, we will be focusing our efforts into finding emergency and transitional housing for residents who find themselves homeless. The Wasatch County School District has identified over 250 homeless families.
We have been involved and supportive of our county’s assessment and decisions related to the need for public transportation. The county hopes to start a trial route soon.
Below is a video that highlights our Healing Hunger Here program for which we received an award: