Food Pantry

About the Food Pantry

 

Our food pantry relies on donations of perishable and non-perishable items 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.​

For a list of donations we need, please click here.

 
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. 

 

2.  Pantry

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 Commodities

 

USDA Food Commodities Distribution

One week of every month

11:00 a.m. -  6:00 pm

712 Canby Street​

Check our Calendar to see when the next Commodities Distribution is! 

 

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.

For more information, please click the button below.

 

 

The Eppson Center for Seniors offers a low-cost dinner Monday evenings from 5 to 6 pm, and from 11:30am to 12:30pm Tuesday-Friday.  They are located at 1560 N 3rd St. in Laramie.

For more information, please click the button below.

Cent$ible Nutrition Program is a University of Wyoming program which helps people learn how to save money and time at the grocery store, cook quick and healthy meals, and stretch your food dollar. The Cent$ible 

 Nutrition Program is free to those who qualify and all participants receive a free cookbook and kitchen tools!

The University of Wyoming as a small pantry located in the vestibule of the Student Union. Anyone who needs food is welcome to take some from there.

What can I donate?

Laramie Interfaith accepts donations during all business hours. We are always in need of the following items:

  • Soup (Tomato, Chicken Noodle, Cream of Mushroom, etc.)

  • Canned Meat (Spam, Tuna, Ham, Chili, Ravioli)

  • Canned Vegetables and Fruits

  • Boxed Meals

  • Beans and Rice

  • Shelf-stable and Powdered Milk

  • Peanut Butter

  • Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels)

  • Diapers (especially sizes 3-6)

  • Dog and Cat Food

  • Flour and Sugar

 
Reach Out

Questions? Concerns? Didn't find the information you were looking for? Reach out! We are happy to help in anyway we can!

Address: 712 Canby St. Laramie, WY

Phone: 307-742-4240

Registered Charity: 12345-67

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