First Lady visited Foundations for Nations in Riverton today

Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 6:25 PM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The First Lady of Wyoming continued to visit Fremont County today. The primary purpose of her mission was to meet with organizations that the Wyoming Hunger Initiative has supported, as well as build new partnerships.

She visited the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois. The conversation is just starting with how the hunger initiative can help provide for veterans in food crisis. She also visited Riverton Packing, a butcher and slaughterhouse, to continue to build relationships that lead to locally sourced food being donated to those in need.

She also spent time at Foundations for Nations church and food pantry. Lead volunteer Marissa Selvig said they are forever grateful for the funds received, to help the pantry thrive. Some of the funds used were for a large refrigerator and freezer, as well as helping the pantry move to a larger space.

Selvig stated, “Our hope for the future of the pantry is to just keep it open and growing so that we can continue to serve the people of Riverton and the reservation, and Fremont County. We get people who come here from Dubois, from Shoshoni. We have a lady who comes down from Thermopolis, so we’re not just serving Riverton. We hope to keep that going and to continue to have our free clothing closet open as well.”

Starting June 1st, the pantry and closet are open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

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