About Us

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry is to relieve hunger and increase self-sufficiency of Davis County residents living in need.

We work collaboratively with the individuals in need and an expanding network of like-minded organizations and community leaders to leverage limited resources and to provide help where it is needed most. The Bountiful Community Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

How We Serve

Feeding the Hungry

The BCFP has been providing supplemental food to low-income families in south Davis County, Utah since we began operating in the 1970s out of a small closet. Driven by need, we have expanded to now serve all of Davis County through our marketplace and mobile pantries and operate a 7,500 square foot warehouse. We receive and collect donated food from local grocery stores, the Utah Food Bank, local food producers and private individuals. We sort, organize, store and distribute approximately 2,000,000 pounds of food, or more than 1,700,000 meals, each year, without charge, to low-income families. In FY22, we served 10,191 household visits between our market and mobile pantries.

Going Beyond Food

Most of our clients face numerous obstacles. New clients often do not fully utilize existing programs and available resources due to lack of accessibility, lack of awareness of the programs, or inability to navigate the multiple facets of the enrollment process. We work to overcome these barriers and to meet their broader needs through referrals to assistance programs and partnering with other aid organizations wherever possible as we focus on providing immediate hunger relief. We have arranged shelter for women threatened with domestic violence; assisted with enrollment in Davis Technical College; partnered with Davis Technical College and area dental professionals to assist with meeting urgent dental needs; helped with transportation needs; and provided vouchers for use at Deseret Industries.

Fighting Child Hunger

ChildHunger.pngWe have partnered with Davis School District in creating the childhood No Hunger Zone. No child deserves to go hungry. We started with our Pantry Packs program aimed at addressing child hunger through which we now serve more than 80 schools. In FY23, we provided weekend food assistance by more than 114,000 Pantry Packs but the demand is even greater. We provide additional support to the schools through Principal's Pantry supplies, Emergency Food Boxes, Pantry vouchers, and limited school pantry assistance in 5 schools.

Making Holidays Brighter

S4S2022.pngWe know that holidays are meant to be particularly special times for families but for families in need, they can be filled with anxiety. With generous community support, we are able to provide special holiday meals to our clients, complete with Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams. 

Building Community through Volunteerism

FY22Volunteers.pngWhile providing much needed support to individuals and families, we also build community through providing service opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations. We continue to rely heavily on our volunteer base with over 200 regular volunteers and hundreds of additional volunteers. In addition to regular volunteer positions, we offer other opportunities such as Pantry Teens, Pantry Family Night, and school and neighborhood food drives.

In FY22, our amazing community provided 30,355 volunteer hours! 

Leading the Way

Operations are overseen by an experienced and capable board of directors and management team. Our Executive Director has over 25 years of experience with business, warehouse, and inventory management; client service, and staff development, and is supported by an excellent team comprised of highly competent staff and fabulous volunteers. Our Director of Services works with clients, other service organizations, advocates, and agencies to help meet individuals’ immediate needs and help them in their journey to self-sufficiency. Our Director of Warehouse Operations manages warehouse, fleet and facilities operations ensuring the food provided to our clients is safe and that food waste is minimized.  BCFP and its management have received numerous awards and other honors for innovation and community service.

Management and oversight systems are in place to ensure sound fiscal management and compliance with all regulations. BCFP gained 501(c)3 status in 2004 and is formally recognized by the IRS as a non-profit charitable organization under the name Bountiful Community Food Pantry.

Year at a Glance

To see a one-page summary of last year at the pantry see Year-at-a-Glance

Where Our Food and Funding Come From

FY22FoodSources.pngBetween food drives and direct donations, individuals contribute more than 30% of the food we distribute through our market, mobile pantries, Pantry Packs aimed at alleviating partnerschild hunger over the weekends, and partner organizations. Through our Grocery Rescue  we saved 851,605 pounds of perishable food last year that would have otherwise gone to waste. Local farms and gardeners donate excess fresh produce throughout the harvest months. Utah Food Bank provides produce and USDA food. With these food donations along with purchased milk and eggs, we are able to provide our clients with a broad spectrum of healthy foods.

In FY22, over 90% of the funding that supports pantry operations came from direct contributions. State and federal grants vary from year to year based on government budgets and specific needs of the pantry. These grants have been significant in providing commercial refrigerators, freezers, racking, an emergency generator, and four refrigerated trucks. Additionally, corporations, private entities and other charities provide much needed funds which are often designated for specific purposes such as case management, hygiene items, or one of our programs like Pantry Packs. Through the partnerships we’ve developed and with our volunteer-based organization, we’re able to put nearly every donated dollar directly to providing food to the needy and providing desperately needed client assistance.

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Pantry Leadership

Our Partners

Awards and Recognition

Equal Opportunity: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Privacy Policy: Whether you donate money, food and/or your time, we will not share your contact information outside the Bountiful Community Food Pantry without your explicit permission, except as required by law.