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Wyoming Food Bank Preparation

Warehouse technician Rich Robb checks inventory after unloading pallets of food into the warehouse in November 2016 at Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies in Casper. Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is scheduling mobile food pantries in Gillette.

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.

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Community News Editor

Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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