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Mobile Food Bank here Saturday

 


Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies will hold a Drive-thru Mobile Pantry at the Thermopolis Middle School, 1450 Valleyview Dr., Saturday, May 30, 1-3 p.m.

There are no qualifications to receive this food, you will just need to provide your name and phone number.

“Wyoming knows about leaning in. When faced with a strong headwind, we lean in to get to where we are going. As COVID-19 impacts our state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is leaning in by increasing food distributions across the state. In the month of April, over 1.8 million pounds of food were distributed across the state of Wyoming by Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.” said the Food Bank in their statement.

Myriam Wolcott, Program Manager for the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies said, “We do ask that anyone picking up food at one of our Drive-thru Mobile Pantries to have space in your vehicle cleared before you arrive in line. We will need enough room to provide you with at least one week’s worth of food for a family of four.”

Attendees will need to remain in their vehicles at all times.

Aside from providing additional support to over 180 partners across the state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has increased their scheduled number of mobile pantries to help those households in need of food. These mobile pantries reflect a “drive-thru” model that protects the public, staff, and volunteers, during this time of social distancing. Anyone affected by the COVID-19 crisis is welcomed, and encouraged, to utilize any of the mobile pantries. Each household will receive a box of shelf-stable items, a bag of fresh produce, and a bag of protein products. If you are picking up for another household please prepare and bring the appropriate completed and signed proxy form (available on their website.) Attendees are only allowed to pick up one proxy batch of food.

Please do not arrive early. Plan to arrive at 1 p.m. when the food will begin being handed out.

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies’ website for more information and for any updates on mobile pantries in your area. http://wyomingfoodbank.org/mobile-pantries-wyoming/

Families in need of food can contact Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies’ local partner agencies, a list of locations and phone numbers is available at  http://wyomingfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/Partnering-Agencies-List-2019.pdf  

For more information call 307.265.2172, or visit their website at wyomingfoodbank.org.

 

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