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Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies offering mobile food pantries

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Published: May. 29, 2020 at 5:21 PM CDT
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Wyoming knows about leaning in. When faced with a strong headwind, we lean in to get to where we are going. During this coronavirus crisis, as with other emergencies, WFBR continues its operations despite adverse conditions. While disaster preparedness has always been a part of our operational plan, we have had to develop many of our processes. As a trusted state-wide organization, WFBR is committed to serving all Wyomingites in need, despite the isolation and the remote locations. Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies’ network and her 175 partners are here to help! We are doing everything we can to ensure all our citizens have access to the most basic of needs … food.

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.

While restrictions are lifting and businesses work to get open, the effects of the COVID-19 crisis is still with us. Many of our neighbors are now unemployed or have lost a significant portion of their wages. Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is dedicated to keeping staff, volunteers, partners, and the public safe by implementing necessary precautionary steps. Creating new operational models to meet this fluid situation WFBR is still working to provide drive-through mobile pantry which includes pre-packaged food in boxes that volunteers place in vehicles. Social distancing will be maintained while the public is being served.

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.)

"We do ask that anyone picking up food at one of our Drive-thru Mobile Pantries," added Myriam Wolcott, Program Manager for the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, "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."

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