Poverty Resistance Food Pantry is a separately-formed, IRS-approved 501 (c)(3). We organized in 2012 to allow the food pantry to access grocery rescue and other food sources to support an expansion of the food program.
The Food Pantry operates separately from the outreach and social issue aspects of Poverty Resistance.
Initially we supported our weekend food closet by canned food drives and asking local grocery stores to give us their dated produce and bread products. The grocery rescue programs that were growing across the country had not hit Wyoming in any meaningful way and the Poverty volunteers were instrumental in starting a grocery rescue program in the state.
In the 90s volunteers trucked to Denver to add to their food by working with Second Harvest.
In the 2000s Second Harvest had grown into the Food Bank of the Rockies and opened a warehouse in Mills. This new warehouse brought thousands of pounds of grocery rescue to Wyoming.
Poverty Resistance became a partner with the Food Bank. We managed to grow to the point that we currently distribute over $900,000 in grocery rescue each year.
Contact us for information on how to access food through our program.