Make an In-Kind Donation
The UAF Food Bank provides a variety of fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and boxed foods to meet the special nutritional needs of people living with HIV disease. This service could not be provided without the help from neighbors and friends who donate food and other goods. Some of the food items that are most needed include:
Boxed and canned meals (Hamburger Helper, Speghetti, Chili, etc.)
Canned Meats (Spam, chicken, turkey, corned beef. NOT TUNA)
Baking items such as cake mix, oil, shortening, sugar, flour, yeast, spices and salt.
Many Utah AIDS Foundation clients rely on our foodbank for much more than food. They also need a variety of personal care items that are often some of the most expensive and quickly-used items on everyone's grocery list. While the Utah AIDS Foundation foodbank receives plenty of food from the Utah Food Bank, we must rely on donations from individuals for personal care items.
You can donate personal care items to the Utah AIDS Foundation. Some of the items we need most include:
- laundry detergent
- toilet paper
- shampoo and conditioner
- toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash
- cold remedies
- denture cream, adhesive, tablets
- shaving supplies
Unfortunately, the Utah AIDS Foundation does not have the capacity to accept donations of furniture, electronic equipment, vehicles, or clothing. If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact these other organizations.
The People With AIDS Coalition of Utah can usually accept clothing donations, and will distribute clothing to people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Community Action Program works with many UAF clients, and has a Furniture Donation Program. CAP will accept your furniture donation and make sure that it goes to a client who really needs it.
It's best to donate a car, truck, or van to an organization that has experience dealing with these types of donations. Many organizations routinely accept vehicle donations.
Occasionally the Utah AIDS Foundation can accept donations of electronic equipment, such as televisions, VCRs, DVD players, and microwaves, especially around Christmas. Most of the time, however, it is best to donate these sorts of items to an agency that routinely deals with them. You might try the Salvation Army, Deseret Industries, or your local thrift store.