Food Bank of Wyoming Hosts Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Powell
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 2, 2021
During the drive-thru pantry in Powell, the Food Bank of Wyoming shares a new name and a new look with the same vision: to fight food insecurity everywhere.
As the group continues its mission to “fight hunger and feed hope,” they will do so under a new name. the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is now the Food Bank of Wyoming.
Regardless of the name, the group returns to Park County. Several pallets of food are boxed and ready for distribution to residents struggling with food security.
Once again, the food bank is partnering with the Park County Office of Homeland Security for the drive-thru pantry. This partnership coordinated the recent drive-thru pantry at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds on March 9.
Today’s pantry will be held at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell.
Recipients are asked to line up in the front parking lot (off of East 5th Street.) Distribution will begin at 1:00 p.m. Make sure to have a 4 ft x 4 ft area in your vehicle clear for the food box.
There are no requirements to receive food, but there will be a limited supply. Boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cody’s last drive-thru pantry was extremely successful. Over 700 vehicles received food boxes, meat, and a carton of milk.
There should be no worries about anyone in need missing their chance to get some food.
Both organizations involved with the food distribution know that drive-thru pantries are well attended. They have planned accordingly.
Jack Tatum, Director of Park County Homeland Security, said as much during the March 9 pantry in Cody. Over 900 vehicles were anticipated, and the department was well supplied for that number.
“We’re making sure everybody goes home with something,” Tatum said.
While the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies fulfills its mission in Powell, it is officially rechristening itself. Now, they will be serving local communities as the Food Bank of Wyoming.
Coincidentally, the Wyoming Food Bank of Rockies is choosing today to launch its new look and a new name.
A statement was released announcing the exciting change.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is changing our name to Food Bank of Wyoming. While the new name comes with a new look, we are still the same dedicated team that has worked alongside you now for 15 years, providing nutritious foods to Wyomingites who need it most. Join us as we continue to grow and evolve to better serve Wyoming, no matter what is at the doorstep. Go to foodbankwyoming.org to learn more. Or call (307) 265-2172.
The organization’s new website celebrates its achievement as the largest hunger-relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region. It also claims one out of six Wyoming residents struggle with food security.
“We put the power of community to work for our neighbors in need. Through partnerships. Through programs. Through people. Through you.,” the website says.