Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies sets schedule for mobile pantry
April 16, 2020
WORLAND — Wyoming residents all know about leaning in. When faced with a strong headwind, they lean in to get to where they are going. As COVID-19 impacts the state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and many other funders are leaning in.
According to a press release, “We are increasing food distributions across the state, due to the impacts of COVID-19; and we anticipate that hunger will increase in our state and that the need will extend into the future,” said Tony Woodell, director of the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.
Woodell added, “We are doing everything possible to continue uninterrupted food distributions because more and more Wyomingites struggle to get food to their tables. I have called on our staff as never before ... to work harder, smarter, and to engage our partners even more; as we work together to nourish those Wyomingites who need it most. The spirit of collaboration, with our funders (including the First Lady’s Wyoming Hunger Initiate), has been humbling; as we all lean in to provide the food and essentials that communities require to respond to this crisis.”
Aside from providing additional support to over 180 partners across the state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has scheduled an increased number of mobile pantries to help those households in greatest need of food. These mobile pantries reflect a new “drive-thru” model that protects the public, our staff, and our volunteers, during this time of social distancing. Anyone affected by the COVID-19 crisis is welcome, and encouraged, to participate in any of the statewide 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 the website.)
Dates, times or locations may change due to weather or logistical concerns, so please check the 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 on the website at http://wyomingfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/Partnering-Agencies-List-2019.pdf
During this time, all mobile pantry volunteers must be pre-registered. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, to help with food distribution, and to help clean up at some of these events. You may volunteer by contacting Myriam at 307-232-4020.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has scheduled Mobile Pantries across the state to help alleviate the food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 event.
Area dates and times are as follows:
Worland, Saturday, April 25, 1-3 p.m., Washakie County Fairgrounds
Greybull, Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greybull High School