Food pantry still open to provide services

Saratoga Food Pantry receives increase in donations, encourages use of services


Joshua Wood

The Saratoga Food Pantry has a basket at Valley Foods that has been filled to the top on a regular basis since the effects of the novel coronavirus.

Over the past several weeks, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many facets of Americans' way of life. The price of gas has plummeted, unemployment has soared to numbers not seen since the 1930s and the use of food banks in the United States have significantly increased.

In Wyoming, the Wyoming Hunger Initiviate, spearheaded by First Lady Jennie Gordon, committed $40,000 to food banks or mobile food pantries in all 23 counties of the state. Here in Saratoga, the Saratoga Food Pantry will be a recipient of $300 from those funds. The pantry, run by the Platte Valley Ministerial Ass...

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