How to support your food bank during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In the early months of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked our world and turned our ideals upside down. Not only did it feel like we were in uncharted territory, the need for food and other essential items increased exponentially. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) has nearly doubled its food distribution throughout the …

What is a food desert?

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What is a Food Desert? What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “food desert”? Rural areas with tumble weeds blowing through? Isolated cities with nothing in a 60-mile radius? Radiator Springs? While these descriptions are what a food desert can look like, they are not a prerequisite to qualify for the category. The …

Jack’s Box

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The saying “big things come in small packages” could not be truer for Jack Pharaoh, a thirteen-year-old young man from Greybull, Wyoming. Jack may have spent a considerably less amount of time on this earth than the average founder of a non-profit, but that does not mean he’s any less giving or empathetic. Jack is the founder of Jack’s Box, …