The food bank has no income minimums, nor are questions asked. It's a supplemental resource for people having temporary financial problems or the burden of sudden unexpected expenses and can’t make ends meet. Anyone residing in Carbon County, and in need, is eligible for and, has access to, the food bank twice a month. Again, there are no income minimums, nor questions asked.

"I was reluctant (embarrassed) to come into the Food Bank, but your volunteers were so friendly and helpful, and the additional food makes such a difference to our family.”   

“I’m a single parent and I couldn’t manage without the help of the food bank. Thank you so much!”  
~ Working parent of three children

“Thank you for the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. They really made a difference in my holiday meals.”  
~ Elderly client


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there really a “hunger problem” in Montana?
  • 11.2% of Montana households are food insecure. 4.6% are hungry. (Approximately 47,000 families

How many dollars are spent on payroll for employees at BareTooth Cupboards?
  • “0” dollars are spent for payroll – we are all volunteers.

How many times can a family come to the food bank in a month?
  • Customers can come to the food bank up to twice a month.

For a family of 1-2, who take everything that is available to them ~ what is the dollar amount that they take out the door with them one time?
  • The approximate dollar amount is $57.32.

How many people did BareTooth Cupboards feed last year?
  • In 2009, BareTooth Cupboards fed 3916 people.

What percentage of every dollar that BareTooth Cupboards receives goes directly to purchasing food and processing meat?
  • 87%, or 87 cents of every dollar goes directly to purchasing food and processing meat.

How long has the foodbank been involved in the Red Lodge community?
  • The foodbank has been in the Red Lodge community for 24 years.

How would you sign up to volunteer at the foodbank?
  • By calling Judy Streets at 446-1255 and leaving her a message. She will get back to you.