Keeping the Community Fed
The Jackson Cupboard is still crushing it with expanded hours! Open hours are Mondays and Thursdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and now on Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Cupboard’s March numbers were 266% higher than March 2019.
April showed a 360% increase from last year.
On the last day of April, at the direction of Mike Randall, Board President, an extra bag of food was supplied to all customers for a meal kit. The taco kit was so well received, the team added a pasta night bag the following week.
Drive-through food distribution services have been in full swing to assist with social distancing guidelines, and so clients no longer have to leave their cars or share personal information.
Now that Browse ‘N Buy has reopened and the parking lot is required for donations drops, North Glenwood Street is set up as a new "drive-thru" option. New Browse donation days are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday before 3 p.m. or until at capacity.
One 22 was able to open the Cupboard on the days they were giving financial awards to their clients to give them an opportunity to see what great offerings the Cupboard can provide.
The Cupboard is also going to begin providing small bags of fresh fruit and energy bars to inmates at the local jail.
In May, Jackson Hole Lions Club crew dropped off hundreds of pounds of beautiful produce with donations from “Costco Angels”.
On Saturday, June 27, the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies along with the Jackson Cupboard organized a mobile pantry. Look for a press release with all details from the Food Bank of the Rockies in the weeks to come. Natalia Macker, Chairwoman of the Teton County Board of County Commissioners, has secured the blessing to turn Glenwood Street into a one-way system for the day. The Cupboard will provide the 30 volunteers required.
“Dear St. John’s family, the church is a go for the mobile pantry on June 27th,” says Leslye Hardie, board member of the Jackson Cupboard. “Many thanks to all of you for being such a vital part of this.”
The total numbers served since the onset of the pandemic is more than 6,500 community members.
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With your support, we continue to open our hearts and hands to the public during this time. Let us know how you (or someone you know) is making an impact by helping others.