Our Services

We strive to help those in our community meet their basic needs. Our food and housing services help to ensure those needs are met and that our community can thrive.

Food Assistance

We offer a variety of food resources aimed at alleviating food insecurity.

Holiday Meals

Interfaith provides meals for those in need for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. These meals typically contain a turkey/ham (or a voucher for these items) in addition to a few sides such as mashed potatoes, vegetables, and stuffing. Applications for these meals will be available late September/early October, so check back then for more details!

Food Pantry

Laramie Interfaith's main pantry is stocked with a variety of non-perishable food and basic hygiene items. The pantry is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Households may pick up non-perishable items from the pantry once per week. The amount of food each household can receive is dependent upon household size.

A new supply of perishable items (bread, pastries, fruits, vegetables, milk, and meat) donated by local grocery stores are available Monday-Friday. Households may pick up these items as many times as needed during the week.

While no documentation (ID, proof of income, etc.) is required to receive food, all households must complete our Link2Feed intake form. Households may complete the form online here. Paper copies are also available at the pantry.

Delivery Program

Interfaith provides a weekly grocery delivery service for homebound households. Deliveries occur each Wednesday and contain a combination of perishable and non-perishable food from our pantry. Due to the limited number of volunteer delivery drivers available, this program is only open to households who are homebound, and do not have someone else to visit the pantry on their behalf.

For more information about the delivery program, reach us at (307) 742-4240 or at food.services@larameinterfaith.org

TEFAP

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), also known as “commodities,” is a federal program designed to provide food assistance to low-income households. Interfaith hosts at least one TEFAP distribution each month, and some months may have multiple distributions based on availability. To learn more about upcoming TEFAP distributions, check out the Events section of our website.

TEFAP is an income-dependent program. All income is self-reported, meaning that no proof of income is required to receive food. Details on income restrictions for TEFAP are available here.

Please note that the main pantry is unavailable on TEFAP distribution days.

*Any questions regarding our food assistance can be directed to (307) 742-4240 or food.services@laramieinterfaith.org

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We offer a variety of housing resources

Housing Resources

Rental Assistance

The best way to prevent homelessness is to keep families in their homes. We offer rental assistance to qualifying individuals.

Utilities Assistance

We offer utilities assistance to those who qualify in order to keep individuals warm through our long winters.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

What is ERAP?

ERAP is a federally-funded program through the State of Wyoming that helps struggling households pay rent and utilities.

You can visit the State of Wyoming’s website here to learn more about how the state is handling this program.

Tenets can also apply on their own through this link here.

What does Laramie Interfaith do with ERAP?

Laramie Interfaith is a contract Community-based Organization (CBO) that can help provide application assistance and processing for renters and landlords in Albany County. We are also able to help provide case management services through ERAP to help struggling households find a way through tough times.

*We do not issue payments or make qualification decisions.

The State of Wyoming has all eligibility criteria listed on it is website here. Case Managers for this program make all final determinations about funding eligibility as well as issue checks. Laramie Interfaith does not issue payments from the ERAP program.

Please note – Payments for ERAP can take time (between 3-5 weeks). Payments are made to a qualified landlord or directly to the tenet through the mail.

Senior Housing Stabilization Services

The State of Wyoming has contracted with Laramie Interfaith to help provide housing stabilization services to seniors aimed at keeping people in their homes.

Qualified seniors can apply for:

- Home Modifications (to enable ‘aging in place’ or community-based living, for longer) up to $5,000 per client per grant period 

- Trailer/Mobile Home Repairs (so long as you rent the lot) up to $5,000 per client per grant period

- Homemaking Services (Homemaking, Chores, Cleaning), Personal Care – Skilled Nursing Services (RN, LPN, and CNA), Non-Medical Transportation, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) both Cellular and Landline

- Information Technology Hardware (up to $400 for a device that has video conferencing and audio recording ability), Information Technology Hardware – Quarterly Monitoring (for device support and assistance over time)

- Independent Living Skills (Life Coaching & Money Management)

If you think you may qualify or you need assistance with these services, please visit their website here to fill out an application online. Or call Laramie Interfaith 307-742-4240 to make an appointment for application assistance. 

Please note: Laramie Interfaith does not make qualification determinations. The State of Wyoming Aging Division will let you know if you qualify for services, and services can then be arranged through Laramie Interfaith.

* Any questions regarding our housing resources can be directed to (307) 742-4240 or info@laramieinterfaith.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect if I need Laramie Interfaith services?

When you arrive at Laramie Interfaith, we will request that you fill out an application. We work hard with our partners to reduce and remove barriers as well as limit the information we gather. But, please understand there are requirements we cannot control.

Link 2 Feed - Our Food Pantry Application does not require any documentation. You will be required to fill in your household information. This information is gathered by our partners at the Food Bank of Wyoming and helps us understand the needs in our community so that we can improve our services. This information is private and information you provide is only shared with the Food Bank of Wyoming.

HMIS - Our application for rental and utility assistance does require more information. You will need to bring documentation of any source of income and savings. In addition, we are required to keep copies of your lease, bills from the utility company, and any notice of disconnect or eviction (notice to quit).

How do I get a motel voucher?

To receive a motel voucher, you will need to meet with our Case Managers during walk-in hours. If you need emergency shelter outside of walk-in hours, please reach out to one of the following options:

- Laramie Salvation Army at (307) 399-8750
- Laramie Police Department at (307) 721-3547 or 420 E. Ivinson Ave.

Can I get help with rent and/or utilities?

To receive assistance with any of these, you will need to speak to one of our Case Managers. To make an appointment, you can stop by during walk-in hours or call (307) 742-4240. Due to high call volume, please leave a voicemail and our Case Managers will get back to you as soon as possible. Calls without voicemails will not be returned.

Can you help with transportation?

Interfaith cannot provide transportation, however, you may book a ride (in and out of town) with Laramie Connections at this link: https://www.laramieconnections.com/book or call (307) 206-0607.

What is a Link2Feed and do I need one?

Link2Feed is a database built for food banks and pantries to help keep track of pantry visits. This data is used to help us improve our program and apply for funding to purchase food. Your information is protected by security protocols like those used by banks when stored in the Link2Feed database. You do not need to bring any documentation to access the pantry. All household accessing the pantry will be required to complete a Link2Feed intake form before receiving pantry items.

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