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Salvation Army mobile pantry in Cheyenne on May 11

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The Salvation Army will distribute its mobile food pantry in Cheyenne starting May 11.

From what they see, the need for food is increasing.

“I’m not sure what programs are changing, but we’ve definitely seen an increase in the number of individuals and families coming for food,” said Audrey Apodaca, director of social services, Salvation Army of Cheyenne.

The mobile pantry changes location every two weeks. They are currently at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center every other Wednesday.

On May 11, they will distribute food from 1 to 3 p.m., then they will go to South High in Cheyenne from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Cheyenne Salvation Army distributes 320 boxes of food to the community. This equates to approximately 19,000 meals per month, and each box contains approximately 58 meals.

The local pantry and food boxes are open at the Cheyenne location from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

They distribute non-perishable food, bread, meat and produce.

“So people might not be sick that much, Covid might not be as widespread, but the financial need is there; This is the sequel. So you went through that trauma, and now we’re going through the aftermath. Whether it’s financial insecurity, food insecurity, or just general relief,” said Cheyenne Salvation Army Captain Crystal Smoak.

They partner with North Christian Church and can also provide rental assistance and assistance with ordinances and utilities.

If you are interested in making donations or food products, click on here.

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