Park County Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Powell on April 2nd
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 25, 2021
The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies returns to Park County in April, with boxes full of fresh produce, milk, and meat ready to distribute to local families.
As the Wyoming group continues its mission to “fight hunger and feed hope,” they will once again be bringing assistance to Park County. That assistance comes in the form of several pallets of food, all packed and ready for distribution.
Several food pantries have been planned throughout Wyoming. Places like Cody, Gillette, and Laramie are specifically chosen as areas where residents are most in need of additional 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.
The next pantry will be held at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell on Friday, April 2.
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 a box of food.
The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and Park County Office of Homeland Security know that drive-thru pantries are well attended. Both organizations are planning 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 they were well supplied for that number.
“We’re making sure everybody goes home with something,” Tatum said.