SLCAP Neighborhood Centers
SLCAP Neighborhood Centers was created to bring CAP's services closer to the residents of the areas being served.
There are five centers in Salt Lake County and one in Tooele County. Emergency food pantries are located in each of these centers.
Food pantries will provide three days of food stuffs to persons in need. People can receive six food orders in a twelve-month period,
although in emergency situations this general rule can be extended. The goal of the program is to help feed families and individutals
who are desperate of assistance.
People are served on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointment is required. Participant needs are determined by filling out
an intake form, which clearly establishes what they need to help them become self-sufficient. The need for these services is rising with
current economic conditions and the rising cost of living in Utah. The cost of rent alone often exceeds the amount of money received
on SSD or SSI (Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income). Many new and nontraditional families need assistance,
including many from out of state and those having a difficult time finding employment.
Assistance by volunteers in running each center is essential and greatly appreciated, since only 1 employee is placed at each center.
The Six Centers render a tremendous amount of service. For example, from January 2008-December 2008, 149,484 family members
were given 1,34,3456 meals. This represented 39,497 food orders and a total of 279,000 pounds of food distributed.
The Utah Food Bank provides most of the food. Others donate also, including people who go door to door collecting turkeys for
families to eat at Christmas and Thanksgiving. The program also has a large responsibility in providing referrals to CAP's other services.
Much of the funding for the program comes from the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
and the United Way.
Hours of Operation
|Neighborhood Center||Hours of Operation||Address||Phone||Email|
|Magna||M,W,F 8:30-5:00 ||3441 S. 8400 W. Magna, UT 84040||(801)250-6414|
|Northwest/Westside||T,TH,F 8:30-5:00||1300 W. 300 N. SLC, UT 84104||(801)359-8741|
|3060 S. Lester WVC, UT 84119||(801)972-6661|
|South County||M,T,W,TH 8:30-5:00 ||8446 S. 270 W. Midvale, UT 84047||(801)255-3516|
|Grantsville||M,TH,F 1:00pm-5:00pm||7 S Park St Grantsville, Ut 84029||(435)884-4452|