Food Pantry file

Robin Hawley hands out food and hygiene products at the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies mobile food pantry outside the Family Life Church on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. 

The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies will set up a mobile drive-thru pantry in Gillette on April 18.

It’s one of many mobile pantries the organization has scheduled across the state this month to get fresh, nutritious food to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

During the first week of April, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies' drive-thru mobile pantries served more than 6,000 food-insecure residents at just five locations.

Gillette’s mobile food pantry will be at Family Life Church, located at 480 Highway 50. It will be available from 1-3 p.m. April 18, a Saturday.

The mobile food pantry also will deliver food in Moorcroft from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apri 16 at 101 S. Belle Fourche.

These mobile pantries reflect a new drive-thru model that protects the public, staff and volunteers during this time of social distancing. Each household will receive a box of shelf-stable items, a bag of fresh produce and a bag of protein products.

People who intend to pick up for another household are asked to prepare and bring the appropriate completed and signed proxy form.

Dates, times or locations may change due to weather or logistical concerns, so check wyomingfoodbank.org for more information and any updates on mobile pantries in your area.

During this time, all volunteers must be pre-registered. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, to help with food distribution, and to help clean up at some of these events. People who are interested in volunteering can call Myriam at 307-232-4020.

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