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Food Bank of Wyoming helping over 150 food pantries and other partners offer Thanksgiving season food

Crews move boxes of food into the Food Bank of Wyoming’s 30,000 square foot warehouse in Evansville. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Food Bank of Wyoming is delivering food to over 150 food pantries and other partners across the state this Thanksgiving season, the nonprofit said in a press release Tuesday.

In addition, Food Bank of Wyoming is helping distribute food via 19 mobile food pantries, and its “Totes of Hope” weekend food bag program is supporting 1,365 children in rural communities.

Mobile pantries will be serving the following communities this winter, the Food Bank of Wyoming said:

  • Buffalo
  • Basin
  • Guernsey
  • Hanna
  • Kaycee
  • Lusk
  • Lyman
  • Marbleton
  • Moorcroft
  • Newcastle
  • Pinedale
  • Rawlins
  • Wind River Reservation
  • Rock River
  • Rock Springs
  • Sheridan
  • Worland
  • Wright

People can find more information about the mobile pantry distribution dates from Food Bank of Wyoming’s website.

The Food Bank of Wyoming said it provided enough food for over 120,000 meals during the 2021 Thanksgiving season.

“Rising food and transportation costs and continued supply chain challenges make food distribution more challenging this year,” the release noted. “In fact, it is costing Food Bank of Wyoming 25% more compared to last year to distribute food items for Thanksgiving. Your donation will help Food Bank of Wyoming meet demand and keep people fed this holiday season. While food donations are wonderful, financial contributions help our efforts go even farther. In fact, as little as $1 can help provide enough food for three meals.”

Jill Stillwagon, Food Bank of Wyoming’s director of development, added: “Holidays should be remembered for great food and better company, not the hard choices many families are forced to make right now between rent, utilities, and food. One of the things I love most about Wyoming is the way we come together to support each other during tough times. Help make warm holiday meals and memories possible for Wyoming families by making a gift today.”

People can visit the Food Bank of Wyoming’s website if they are interested in donating or finding more information about the organization.