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Mobile food bank will be in Wright on Friday

Members of the Wright community sift through the boxes of food made available by the Food Bank of Wyoming. (Photo courtesy of Matt O'Bryan)

Times are tough now and the Food Bank of Wyoming knows the importance of making sure Wyoming citizens are fed. The national organization distributes about a million meals a week and will have its mobile food bank in Wright Friday, Oct. 15, providing food to families in need.

The local program, now run by St. Francis Episcopal Church, will have food pickup at the Multi-Purpose Building next to Hay Creek Golf Course. A wide variety of food items for free will be available starting at 1 p.m. until it’s gone.

Last month, organizers expected to assist 100 families with food for the month. A total of 147 families were served and more is expected tomorrow.

Food Bank of Wyoming is the Wyoming Distribution Center of Food Bank of the Rockies, the largest hunger relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region. That makes the program uniquely suited to answer this enormous challenge that affects 1 out of 6 people in Wyoming.

It takes courage to ask for help. Food Bank of Wyoming knows this, so that is why it visits dozens of communities around the state through its partner agencies and off-site director service programs.

The mobile food bank previously stopped in Wright on a semi-annual basis, but the need has grown tremendously since the start of the pandemic and will now be here monthly. Friends or family can pickup grocery items for others not available because of work or other commitments if a text message or note is provided on location.

For traffic safety, organizers are asking for the public to use Park Lane (the street after R&B) to pick up food.