BSCFB promotes a vibrant local economy by utilizing community resources to preserve the food security, health and dignity of those in need in the Big Sky area.
Food Banks were originally intended to fill the gap when households were out of food and resources due to an emergency. Emergency situations (major disasters), are now less than half of our client load. We also serve working poor households whose income does not stretch to cover food expenses, seasonally employed households, older adults living on fixed incomes, as well as households who are temporarily homeless. Levels of long-term unemployment and more frequently underemployment continue to force people with jobs to seek emergency food assistance. More often than not, at least one person in every household we serve has someone currently employed.
1 in 8 Gallatin County residents were nourished through all of our programs.
An average 1,362 households (roughly 3,050 individuals) eat meals from our monthly emergency food boxes provided by our Bozeman location and our satellite services in Three Forks, Belgrade, and now Big Sky, Montana. Almost 33% of these recipients are children.