Hunger and food insecurity have increased significantly in the past year.
- 1 in 8 Wyoming neighbors struggle with hunger.
- 23,500 children live with food insecurity.
- 39% 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.
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 143 hunger relief agencies statewide, we distribute more than 23,238 meals each day. Last year we distributed 10,493,066 pounds of food or the equivalent of 8,481,895 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 The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).