Carbon County Community Bank

BareTooth Cupboards

The mission of BareTooth Cupboards is to reduce hunger in Carbon County by providing food to those in need and engaging in outreach.

Greetings from the Board of Directors

Thank you for Visiting

BareTooth Cupboards is committed to reducing hunger in Carbon County by providing food to those in need while treating them with dignity and respect. We are an all-volunteer organization guided by a devoted Board of Directors. We are leading our community in the fight against hunger to help stabilize the lives of our most underprivileged residents.

We are a supplemental resource for people with temporary financial difficulties or facing sudden unexpected expenses and can’t make ends meet.

All donations are tax-deductible, and 90% of funds go directly to food purchases.

Board Members:  

  • Kathy Sommerfeld   President
  • Corey Thompson       Vice-President 
  • Patty Schuessler        Secretary
  • Steve Smith                 Director
  • Neil Bratton                 Director
  • Tracy Fox                      Director
  • Laurie Grendahl         Director
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How Can I Help?

Ways to Support Us

Approximately 1 in 10 Montanans struggle with hunger, and nearly 35,500 children live in food-insecure homes. In 2020, visits to Montana food pantries increased by 36% compared to 2019. And, in each month of 2020, an average of 38,000 households received food through partners of the Montana Food Bank Network.

Every dollar counts towards helping our hungry neighbors, especially during these unprecedented times. Your financial support is needed now more than ever.

Below are some excellent ways to help our neighbors.

Sponsor A Family

Hunger is a serious issue in Carbon County. Over a recent 10-year period, the number of families we served increased by nearly 80% — much of this increase involved children in our community.

We've recently launched a new program for our supporters to sponsor a local family with a recurring monthly contribution for families of all different sizes.

Donate on behalf of someone else

It's always possible to recognize someone by donating to the food bank in their name. For instance, for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or to mark any special occasion.

Please provide us the name and contact details of the person in whose name you are donating, and we will then send them a card telling them about your thoughtful gift on their behalf.

Volunteer at BareTooth Cupboards

BareTooth Cupboards is always looking for dedicated volunteers to work in the food bank. Our volunteer coordinator is happy to hear from you. Email us at baretooth@gmail.com or click below.

Direct Financial Support

Recognize someone’s special day by giving a donation to BareTooth Cupboards in their name. All donations are tax-deductible, and 90% of funds go directly to food purchases.

Testimonials

What our thankful neighbors Say

Every donation is greatly appreciated! Your support serves the less fortunate in Carbon County.

Food Bank Volunteer's Account

Volunteer Testimonial

One day while working a shift at the food bank, a single mom with a young son called in needing help. She had just moved to Red Lodge and desperately needed food for herself and her son. When she learned that she could get food that same day with no complicated paperwork or qualifications, she was incredibly grateful. Her young son seemed even more pleased and said, "That’s a good thing because we only have $4 left.”

questions & answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to email us at baretooth@gmail.com if you have any additional questions.

Certainly, donations can be dropped off at any time during business hours.

You can sponsor a local family with recurring monthly support based on family size. More information is provided below. Or make a secure donation of any size by clicking here.

BareTooth Cupboards is always looking for dedicated volunteers to work in the food bank.

Our volunteer coordinator can be reached at baretooth@gmail.com. Please provide your name, preferred contact, and availability in your email.

Any Carbon County residents who are in need are eligible to obtain support up to twice a month.

BareTooth Cupboards has no income requirements, and no wait time for first time customers.

Unfortunately, no. Baretooth Cupboards takes the privacy of our customers very seriously. Only household members can come in on your behalf.

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Support Food-insecure families in montana

Approximately 1 in 10 Montanans struggle with hunger, and nearly 35,500 children live in food-insecure homes. In 2020, visits to Montana food pantries increased by 36% compared to 2019. And, in each month of 2020, an average of 38,000 households received food through partners of the Montana Food Bank Network.

We'd love to hear from you

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Learn more about the food bank. Explore volunteer opportunities. Contribute to our community efforts.

Carbon County Community Food Bank d/b/a Red Lodge BareTooth Cupboards is a 501(C)(3) non-profit serving Carbon County, Montana.