Where does our
Where does the
food come from?
Food is donated by schools, government surplus,
churches, distributors, private entities,local
businesses,and public food drives and private donations.
Food is also purchased from Wyoming Food Bank of the
Rockies through grants.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies donates food from
their mobile food pantry.
USDA (government commodities) are also donated
Food is also picked up at the local grocery stores
(Albertsons, Walmart and Smith's in Rock Springs, and
Smith's in Green River) through the Fresh Rescue
Program with Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and
Our major support for operational expenses comes from
United Way of Southwest Wyoming.
City of Rock Springs provides the building and pays for our
utilities at the Rock Springs Food Bank.
Sweetwater County provides the building and pays the
utilities at the Green River Food Pantry.
Sweetwater County also provides in-kind support to Food
Bank of Sweetwater County.
One major grant that is received each year for food is from
the City of Green River.
Funding is also received through EFSP (Emergency Food
and Shelter Program)
Grants are always being research and applied for by the
|We use TEFAP guidelines, due to the
commodities that we recieve from them to qualify
those who need food, but we never turn anyone
away. Our clients are usually disabled, elderly,
unemployed, or low income families, who are
struggling for one reason or another with
purchasing food groceries. This type of
circumstance can happen to anyone at anytime,
that's why we are here, we care, and we try to
help in hard times.
A typical view of our warehouse before "truck day". (The day Wyoming Food Bank of the
Rockies delivers our commodities and purchased food)
Our typical warehouse after the delivery. This food will usually be
gone in about a month, or 2 distributions.