Open House at Pinedale Food Basket July 13
by Pinedale Community Food Basket
June 29, 2018
You may have noticed big changes around the Pinedale Community Food Basket: less clutter outside, a new sorting area, organized book shelves, a book nook for kids, a linen room, a cash register, an expanded sporting goods area, and no food! Where is the food? The food has been moved from the thrift store to the building next door at 221 E Magnolia. This building will house our Food Distribution, offices and storage.
The Food Basket will be hosting an Open House on Friday, July 13th from 2-6 p.m. Please come and see the changes and have a hot dog on us. We will be hosting our first ever Silent Auction to raise funds for a much-needed covered donation drop-off area. Check out our Facebook page for a sneak peak of the auction items. The Open House will feature our Store, our Resource Committee, and our Food Distribution.
Food Distribution is generally on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We have extended the hours to 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our clients meet the USDA income eligibility for free school meals. For more information about food distribution or to volunteer to help with distribution, contact our Food Manager, Jaime Mills at 307-367-3160 (please leave your name & phone number).
The Distribution building also has offices for our Thrift Store manager, Sandy Hinderliter. Our long time manager, Carole Smith is semi-retiring this summer. Please come to the open house to celebrate her faithful service. The Thrift Store hours have recently changed to Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The income from the Thrift Store is used for food purchases and operating expenses. For information about the store or to volunteer, contact them at 307-367-3206.
The Food Basket Resource Committee (FBRC) will have office hours in the Distribution building from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 16th. Our primary goal is to alleviate the short-term effects of life crises and guide our clients towards self-sufficiency. The six person committee meets twice a month to evaluate the best way to assist clients. To schedule an appointment, contact Bonnie Billeb at 307-231-2316.
The PCFB Board of Directors will also meet at this building. The Board meets bi-monthly to provide direction, maintain nonprofit status, oversee operations, and to act as a sounding board for the managers. The members of the Board are Tom Peters, president, Leah Pletcher, vice-president, Judy Vitolo, Treasure, Nylla Kunard, Jill Tegeler, and Brooke Dauwen.
The PCFB is a registered 501 (c) 3 charity. If you would like to donate to the Food Basket to purchase food or to the FBRC to assist individuals, drop off your donation at the store or mail to P.O. Box 34 Pinedale, WY 82941. To help us continue to keep the outside of the building uncluttered, please begin dropping off your donations of food, clothing, and household items on the south side of the building. We thank you for your generous donations and your faithful patronage. The Food Basket is evidence that our community supports our community!