Rangely Food Bank update

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RANGELY | Every day, Food Bank of the Rockies works tirelessly to fight hunger and feed hope throughout Colorado and Wyoming. They provide more than 56 million meals to more than 593,239 individuals every year. They ensure everyone who is food insecure knows they can get the help they need.

On Nov. 5 Rangely residents were surprised with an early Food Bank of the Rockies delivery. Normally, participating Rangely residents would submit a proxy form to the Rio Blanco County/Colorado State University Extension Family Consumer Science Coordinator Jayda Lewis each month and she would deliver the food from the Meeker Mobile Food Pantry to Rangely. With the help of local volunteers food has been distributed throughout the Rangely area. Because of a steady increase in need over the past several months, Rangely will now be holding their own Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry on the first Thursday of every month. Lewis says a proxy form will no longer be required if you are picking up your own food box. Food recipients will now only be required to sign The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) form at the time of pick up or delivery. There are no eligibility requirements for the Mobile Food Pantry.

Times and location of the Rangely Mobile Food Pantry are yet to be determined. If you have questions, would like to volunteer, or would like to receive food assistance with this program you can contact Jayda Lewis at 970-878-9499 or Jayda.lewis@rbc.us.

Food Bank of the Rockies is unable to accept donations as they lack volunteer power and means necessary to store, sanitize, and repackage donations from private individuals. Instead, please host a virtual food drive. You can learn more about virtual food drives by visiting www.food bankrockies.org/give/give-food/.

Special to the Herald Times

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