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Salvation Army mobile food pantry in Cheyenne May 11th

Salvation Army mobile food pantry in Cheyenne May 11th
Salvation Army mobile food pantry in Cheyenne May 11th(Valeria Fugate)
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 10:55 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Salvation Army will be handing out their mobile food pantry in Cheyenne starting May 11th.

From what they are seeing, the need for food is going up.

“I’m not too sure about exactly what the programs are that are changing, but we definitely have seen an increase in individuals and families coming in for food,” said Audrey Apodaca, Social Services Director, Salvation Army of Cheyenne.

The mobile food pantry changes locations every other week. They are currently at the senior center in pine bluffs every other Wednesday.

On May 11th, they will be handing out food from 1 to 3 pm, and then they go to south high in Cheyenne from 2 to 4.

The Salvation Army of Cheyenne gives out 320 food boxes to the community. Which equals about 19,000 meals a month, and each box contains approximately 58 meals.

The local food pantry and food boxes are open at the Cheyenne location from 9 to 11 am, Tuesday through Thursday.

They hand out non-perishables, bread, meat and produce.

“So people may not be sick as far as that goes, Covid may not be as prevalent, but the financial need is there; this is the aftermath. So you have walked through this trauma, and now we are walking through the aftermath of it. Whether it be financial, food insecurity or just general help,” said Crystal Smoak, Captain, Salvation Army of Cheyenne.

They partner with North Christian Church and can also provide rental assistance and help with prescriptions and utilities.

If you are interested in giving donations or food items click here.

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