Albany County School Closure
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has approved a waiver for serving combined breakfast and lunches during the suspension of school through at least April 3rd. This action was recommended by Governor Gordon, Superintendent Balow, and approved by the Board of Education on March 16, 2020. This service will focus on students who qualify for free and reduced meals, however, ACSD #1 will make this program available for all students and children under 18 through the USDA waiver obtained by the Wyoming Department of Education.
Each Grab N Go Meal will have breakfast and lunch items for a student. Grab N Go meals will be distributed from 11:00 AM—1:00 PM at the following locations:
● Spring Creek Elementary School -1203 Russell St.
Pickup Location: back door to the kitchen off of 11th Street
● Linford Elementary -120 S. Johnson St.
Pickup Location: gym doors off of Wyoming Avenue
● Laramie Middle School -1355 North 22nd St.
Pickup Location: bus entrance off of North 22nd Street
● Centennial Elementary - Centennial, WY
Pickup Location: Centennial Elementary Entrance
● Rock River School - 262 Morris St.
Pickup Location: main drive/parking entrance
Parents picking up the Grab N Go meals for their students will be required to either have the students with them, the student’s ID, a Student Z Pass for transportation, or give food service staff their students name in order to get the sack lunch for their students that day. Beginning Tuesday, March 24 from 11:00 AM—1:00 PM, one combined meal per student will be made available each week day. To help ensure enough Grab N Go sack meals are prepared at each site, parents with students who receive free and reduced meals can click the link to this form. Please indicate the number of children/students needing meals and the location where you will pick up the meals. This program will run Tuesday, March 24-Friday, March 27 and Monday March 30-Friday, April 3.
Please contact Jill Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 721-4482 if you have questions or need assistance with ordering meals or if special accommodations need to be made if you are unable to pick up the meals that the designated sites due to transportation or other limitations.
Albany County Community Response
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If you, your family, or someone you know in the community needs additional support with groceries or meals, please refer to organizations working to meet the need in Albany County. If not otherwise indicated, please call ahead for most updated hours and services.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies will offer a mobile food pantry on the following dates:
• Laramie at Interfaith Good Samaritan from 1:00—3:00 PM on April 11
• Rock River at the Fire Hall from 10:30 AM—12:30 PM on May 1
Interfaith Good Samaritan
Laramie Soup Kitchen
Meals are available for pickup at our main entrance between 10:30 AM—1:30 PM on weekdays. Please ring the doorbell and a staff member will take your order and bring you a to-go meal. While in line, all individuals must maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another. We also ask that you do not enter the building.
If you would like to drop off a food donation, please call to set up an appointment. Volunteers are not permitted at this time, but please consider helping once the restrictions are lifted.
Follow Laramie Soup Kitchen on Facebook for the most up to date information about our services.
The University of Wyoming Student Food Pantry has been moved to the southeast entrance of the Wyoming Union to allow for 24/7 access. If you are interested in donating to the food pantry, you can drop your items off at this location.
In response to rapidly developing COVID-19 concerns, new hours will be set aside for senior citizens 60+ and the immunocompromised to shop ahead of the general public. Stores will be open to the general public after the hours conclude. Please share these new hours widely so all shoppers might follow them.
Every day one hour prior to regular hours
Additionally, free delivery services will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays for high-risk individuals, those who are self-quarantined, and those over age 60! We will take orders via phone at (307) 745-3586 between the hours of 10:00 AM—2:00 PM. Those orders will then be delivered in the afternoon and evening. We ask that all orders be between $50-$100, and we will take payment via credit card.
All prescription pick-up is now CURBSIDE or via home delivery. We remain open our regular, posted hours. Just phone in your order ahead of time at (307) 460-4080 and we’ll bring your prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and supplies right to your car! You may text your name and vehicle description to (307) 317-6750.
Laramie Mutual Aid
Please consider supporting and using Laramie Mutual Aid, created by Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and Sustainability Coalition students. LMA is a system “for funding, volunteers, and help for any elderly or immunocompromised community member, or any family, household, or individual who could use a hand as our community slows down to stop the spread of the coronavirus.” LMA coordinates and aims to reduce replication with existing community support networks. Mutual aid is about supporting the community to care for each other, reducing the growing burden on existing support organizations, and adapting support networks based on evolving needs.
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The Wyoming Share and Trade Resources Facebook group was established as a community resource to communicate needs when shortages exist.
The #WyomingNeighbors Facebook group was established to provide support, safe contact in a time of social distancing, and resource exchanges in neighborhoods across the state.
The COVID-19 Community Needs | Laramie Facebook group was established to come together as a community and meet the COVID-19 challenge in the best spirit of compassion for others. Post your urgent resource and other needs. Post what you have to share.
The Take Out & Business Support Facebook group was established to help Laramie businesses survive closures and creatively provide services to the community.