Let's Make Sure No One Goes Hungry This Resurrection Season!


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“Thank the Lord for the Salt Lake City Mission! The God used the mission to save my life. Without the Salt Lake City Mission I wouldn’t have made it.” Bill C.


“Salt Lake City Mission saved my life! I have obtained my Bachelor degree through the Sure Foundation and I would like to attend the University of Utah to obtain my counseling degree to help troubled teenagers. Now, I have my kids back in my life and am an example to those who come into program after me.” - Jerry R


“The Mission Rescued me from a severe addiction to pain pills and a life of hell. Had it not been for the Salt Lake City Mission, I know I would have died alone in my darkness. Thank you Lord Jesus for sending me there to the Salt Lake City Mission to learn of You and your healing.  I owe You my life!!”  - Steve W



Why Are We Called To Fight Poverty?



They are hungry and hurting men, women and children.

Contrary to popular belief, the fastest growing population of poverty and homelessness is women with children under the age of nine — they are your neighbors.

They are ordinary people and not the labels like: homeless, drug addicts, alcoholics, mentally ill, ex-cons, felons, etc.

These are the labels that have been placed on them to remove them from humanity. So that we can justify not doing much or anything to help them.


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But in reality, they are someone’s son or daughter that are eminently in need and in crisis! And they are YOUR test right now.


Jesus said:

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.

Matthew 25:34-40 (Message Bible).


“For more than 25 years of ministry here in Salt Lake, I have found that people experiencing homelessness are from all walks of life. They are from every fabric and every class of society. They are doctors, lawyers, dentists, CEOs, millionaires, professors, educators, teachers, construction workers, diesel mechanics, computer technicians, business owners, laborers, migrant workers, custodians, the mentally ill, the addicted, veterans with PTSD, state-raised children, the abused….

Pastor Wayne Wilson, CEO



369,000 Utah residents live under the national poverty line, and more than 420,000 suffer from hunger. Many of our neighbors don’t know where their next meal is coming from. 


Every one of us could end up in the same situation. Some of life’s devastating blows are enough to leave us out on the street. It can be a financial, physical, mental health problem, or anything beyond what we can handle to leave us on streets. And we can be left trying to drown out our pain and sorrows right along those we turn away from on a daily basis!


The question we should be asking ourselves is:



If you have tried everything and help from every agency and organization. If you have found yourself in a situation that you know that only GOD can mend and deliver you from.


So, wouldn’t you want God’s help?


Wouldn’t want God’s chosen people to help you and let him love and help you through them?


Well, we have good news for you!




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God established the Salt Lake City Mission in 1993. He built us on His rock so He can love and transform those that need help the most through us.


God has called, chosen and ordained us to work in this ministry. Salt Lake City Mission strives to be the catalyst for linking communities together to fight poverty.


With Salt Lake City Mission, you can become a part of a powerful movement.  By teaming together, we can combine our individual abilities and resources, to help some of the most vulnerable men, women, and children in our community. A little bit may not seem like much but if your contribution is joined with others, we have the capacity to move mountains.




Providing Real Change Not Just Spare Change Since 1993


Salt Lake City Mission is a time-tested and community-trusted ministry in His business for over 25 years and worthy of your trust.



  • We are good stewards with 94.9% of all donations going toward programs and services to the poor and needy.


  • You can give with confidence to Salt Lake City Mission, which has more than 25 years of proven history in transforming lives in the community. 

  • We are one of the only GuideStar Gold Star Exchange Participants in Salt Lake. Gold Star is the Highest Level that a non-profit can achieve and shows that we excel in reporting and transparency.


  • We were awarded the “2016 Business Hall of Fame Award for Missions Fighting Poverty“

    Hall of Fame Award

  • We were awarded the “2016 Best of Salt Lake Award Missions Fighting Poverty“


  • We received the “25 Best of Salt Lake Award” in 2015 from City Weekly for our Salt Lake Street News Paper vendor, Dennis Gray. The Salt Lake Street News is designed to detour panhandling!

  • We have recognition, approval and praise from the Utah Governor and a United States Senator, United States Congressmen and The LDS Church commending us for the work we do for the homeless and the valuable services we provide to them.

  • Last year, with the participation of thousands of local supporters Salt Lake City Mission distributed $3.7 million of donated items free to fight poverty.

  • 400,241 meals were provided for those struggling with hunger. And 605,335 clothing items were given to people that could not even afford to shop at local thrift stores.

  • Almost 54,561 neighbors laboring in obscurity received assistance from Salt Lake City Mission last year.

  • We have a 86% ongoing success rate of our graduates of our long term recovery programs

  • We were housing first, long before it became the popular answer in ending chronic homelessness.

  • We value you and your relationship uniting with us in funding His ministry therefore, we will never sell, rent, or give your name or information out to anyone.


This is why Salt Lake City Mission exists — to see God’s transforming power in the lives of people who need it the most!
But, we can’t do it without you and your continued support today. Please give of your time, talent, and treasures and make a big difference in the lives of the hurting and hungry today.


Together with you, more can be done, and more people can be helped. Join the fight against poverty and become a Neighbor of Hope.


Supporter Comments


Alexandra Stratch's profile photo  Alexandra: U guys are amazing. God bless Rhonda: heart emotion please help when you can. People need help all year. Just not the holidays. Amen Lynnae: They all need our help and compassion  Leticia: It was awesome, let's do it again!!



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YES, Wayne! I’m giving today to bring Meals of Hope and much more to the hungry and homeless. Enclosed is my gift of:


$25.74 can feed & care for 13 souls
$51.48 can feed 26 hungry people
$75.24 can feed 38 people
$100.98 can help feed 51 people
$198.00 can feed 100 of our neediest
$500.94 can feed 253 lonely people
$1,001.88 can feed 506 hurting people
$5,000.00 can feed more and help improve our mobile kitchen
$10,000.00 can feed more and help improve our facilities.
$25,000.00 can feed more and help improve our men's home.
$50,000.00 can feed even more and increase educational services.
$75,000.00 can feed even more and purchase kitchen facilities.
$100,000.00 can feed even more and purchase Ranch housing facilities.
$250,000.00 can feed even more and purchase transitional housing.
$500,000.00 can feed even more and purchase even more housing.
$750,000.00 can feed even more and purchase even more housing.
$1,000,000.00 can feed even more and purchase Men's Facilities
$2,000,000.00 can feed even more and purchase Women's Facilities.
$3,000,000.00 can feed even more and purchase Family Facilities
$5,000,000.00 or more.... can leave a lasting legacy....


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