Food pantries need your help.

Supply is dwindling for food pantries.
Supply is dwindling for food pantries.(Aiden Greco)
Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 5:22 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Across the state, and country, people are feeling the heat brought on by supply chain shortages and inflation.

But, food pantries may be the ones struggling the most. With supply coming in becoming less and less, and demand being higher and higher, some food pantries are emptier than ever before.

Speaking with Taylor Albert, the Director at Needs Inc. in Cheyenne, she says they are dwindling down to the last of their reserves. “I’ve never seen this shelf not full” she said, pointing at a completely empty shelf. Those were not uncommon upon our visit to their warehouse. Many shelves were stocked low, or completely empty. And this is not a problem specific to Needs Inc. Some pantries in the state have even had to temporarily shut down operations entirely.

“It’s a pretty desperate situation right now” Taylor said. And it is. As food prices explode, and inflation makes donations smaller, food pantries are running dry. But, with WyoGives Day approaching next Wednesday, an opportunity arises for the community to come together. There are several matches going on during WyoGives Day. Many organizations and grants doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling donations on that day.

Donations keep non-profit food pantries, shelters, stores, and more up and running to support those who are struggling, and your help can mean a lot to these groups.

A link to the WyoGives Day event can be found here.

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