This year, nearly a quarter of adults in the US reported they planned to make New Year’s resolutions. Research shows, though, that most people are good at not sticking to those goals. In fact, Strava, a social network for athletes, uses data to predict the day most people will give up their New Year’s goals this year: January 17.
At Community Action, we have no plans to fail at keeping our resolutions this year. We’re committed to reaching more people in need, helping make every food drive a raging success, emphasizing that our agency serves ALL, and celebrating 55 years of service. Here’s how we plan to meet our goals.
Reaching More People
In 2022, we’re going to serve more people in our three-county area through partner pantries, mobile services, and a new case manager for Summit and Wasatch counties.
In 2021, we partnered with the Kiwanis Club to open a food pantry in Springville. We’ve done the same with elementary and middle schools, and we plan to expand those partnerships this year. We’re actively looking for partners in the northwest area of Utah County so people in need have better access to food.
We’ll be introducing a mobile pantry to Wasatch and Summit counties this year. The van will stock all the fixings from a pantry in a central location, including meat, dairy products, bread, and canned goods. It will then distribute food through the smaller communities in those counties.
This year, we’ll hire a full-time case manager for people in need living in communities in Wasatch and Summit counties. They’re facing the same problems as people in Utah County and deserve to have a case manager dedicated to meeting their needs.
Making Food Drives More Successful
Planning and executing a food drive isn’t easy—especially if you’ve never done it before.
In 2022, we plan to help people overcome the barriers to a successful drive with new services. We’ll help food drive planners generate ideas, provide collection barrels, and help promote the drives through our website and social media channels.
Emphasizing Who We Serve
We don’t care about your gender, ethnicity, sexuality, race, immigration status, or language: If you’re in need in our community, we’re here to serve you. In 2022, we will get the message out across our community that we’re a welcoming agency, no matter who you are.
Our website is now available in Spanish, and we’re going to increase our bilingual services this year. We’re also actively looking to partner with organizations that serve LGBTQ+ and other minority communities.
Celebrating 55 Years
In 2022, we’re going to celebrate 55 years of working to end poverty in Utah, Summit, and Wasatch counties.
We’ll be highlighting our financial services, food, bank, emergency assistance, and volunteers—the pillars of our success. We’re still working on the celebration plans, so watch for more information. What we can say for sure is that it will be fun!
We’re committed to reaching our goals for 2022. We’ll reach more people in need, help make food drives more successful, emphasize that we serve everyone in need, and celebrate 55 years of working to end poverty in our community. If you want to join us in helping people in our community, make a donation or check our volunteer opportunities!