Help Feed Wyoming
Hunger and food insecurity have increased significantly in the past year, now affecting more than 1 in 8 Wyoming neighbors, 23,550 of whom are children. 38.66% of all children in Wyoming qualify for the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program. Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, seniors make up 14% of people in poverty. For families who are struggling with the multitude of household expenses, when household bills are due, children need school supplies, or prescriptions must be filled, the first item to be trimmed from the family budget is typically food.
We have three 53’ semi-tractor trailer rigs that travel an average of 164,643 miles per year, delivering food and supplies to partner hunger relief agencies across the entire state.
96¢ of every $1.00 received goes toward the purchase and distribution of food and every dollar raised for Wyoming stays here in Wyoming. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we rely on donations from grants, individuals, corporations, and organizations to help us run our food distribution programs.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is the only food bank in Wyoming. In partnership with 141 hunger relief agencies statewide, we distribute more than 22,382 meals each day. Last year we distributed 10,106,160 pounds of food or the equivalent of 8,169,258 meals.
Fighting Hunger ~ Feeding Hope is Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies' primary food distribution program serving hunger-relief agencies statewide. Other programs include Totes of Hope Program, Mobile Pantry Program, Grocery Rescue Program, and two USDA hunger relief programs including National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).