Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has had donors, community members and government officials asking how they can help as a result of the coal mine closures in Campbell County.
The food bank encourages anyone needing immediate food assistance to reach out to its partner agencies in the area. Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and several generous contributors will work to keep partners’ shelves full while the community deals with the closures.
Partner agencies are, in Gillette: Boys & Girls Club, 685-1050; Council of Community Services, 686-2730; Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation, 686-8071; Salvation Army, 682-6982; Volunteers of America Booth Hall, 682-8505; Youth Emergency Services, 686-0669, ext. 1004; and in Wright: Wright Community Assistance, 464-1544.
The food bank will also be hosting mobile pantries on July 29 and Aug. 19, with distribution to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Family Life Church parking lot. There will be enough food available for 700 families and volunteers are still needed. For more information, go to www.wyomingfoodbank.org.
Anyone who needs food now, or knows someone who does, can contact the food bank’s local partners.