Our food pantry relies on donations of canned goods and other food from individuals and organizations. We appreciate the support of individuals, religious organizations, service clubs, businesses, and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Food drives and individual donations contribute over a ton of food per month. Financial donations also allow us to purchase specific kinds of food that might be in limited supply at a given time.
What do we need now?
Where does the food come from?
The people we have helped
Who is Eligible?
Interfaith-Good Samaritan does not require proof of income to access our food pantry. We want anyone who needs food to feel welcome. All we ask is that you sign up and tell us who is in your family. The only exception to this is the monthly distribution of USDA commodities, which requires you to certify that you meet the income requirements.
Rules and Procedures
1. Perishable Foods
People are free to come in daily beginning at 11:00 am (noon on Saturday) to pick up whatever perishable food we have acquired that day from our grocery store partners (Safeway, Ridley's, WalMart, Loaf & Jug, and Starbucks).
A new supply of perishable food (bread, pastries, fruits, vegetables, and sometimes milk, eggs or prepared sandwiches) comes in every morning, Monday - Saturday. These items are often in limited supply, so please observe the posted limits on the number of each type of item you should take.
Each family is allowed to come once per week to select food from the pantry. We work to keep our grocery shelves stocked with canned and packaged foods at all times. At times we also have frozen meat to distribute. The amount of food we will provide to each family is based on family size. Although we do have plastic bags available, it is appreciated if you can bring your own reusable bags.
USDA Food Commodities Distribution
Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm
712 Canby Street
August 21st - 27th
Other Sources for Food
The Laramie Soup Kitchen offers a free hot meal Monday-Friday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. They open at 8 am for coffee and pastries. The Soup Kitchen is located in the lower level of St. Matthews Episcopal Cathedral, which is at 3rd and Ivinson in Laramie.