Lincoln County Resources

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Community Services

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 Lincoln County. If not otherwise indicated, please call ahead for most updated hours and services.

AFTON FOOD PANTRY

710 N. Washington St.

Afton, WY


Services

Free food assistance is offered to anyone in need. Open for Food Rescue Monday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For those who qualify, TEFAP is available the first Tuesday of each month. Delivery is available on an emergency-only basis. Diapers and wipes are available.

Qualifications

One time form kept on file for food recall communication but anyone is able to access food. For those who qualify by income, TEFAP is available.

Volunteer Need

Volunteer opportunities are available on website.

Contact

Sierra Mitchell, Director

ALPINE FOOD PANTRY

121 US Highway 89

Alpine, WY


Services

Food pantry in the Donn Wooden Civic Center open Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Qualifications

None

Volunteer Need

Volunteer opportunities are available on website.

Contact

Chad Simkin

CENT$IBLE NUTRITION, LINCOLN COUNTY

150 S. Washington St.

Afton, WY

 

Services

The Cent$ible Nutrition program offers free in-person and online courses about healthy eating and lifestyles, budgeting tips, and more for qualifying individuals; scheduling is flexible, contact for more information.

Qualifications

Must be at or below 185% current Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG)

Contact

Shelley Balls, Cent$ible Nutrition Educator

COKEVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, INC.

110 Pine St.

Cokeville, WY


Services

Hot meals are provided with delivery upon request; served Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Qualifications

$4 for seniors, $6 for visitors

Contact

Laura Pope

KEMMERER SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION

105 J C Penney Dr.

Kemmerer, WY


Services

Hot meals are provided with delivery upon request; served Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. Additional services for seniors are available.

Qualifications

$4 for seniors, $6 for visitors

Volunteer Need

Maintenance help, lawn care, snow removal, and other odd jobs; contact for more information!

Contact

Marchane Hunt

LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #2 EDUCATION FOUNDATION

710 N. Washington St.

Afton, WY


Services

Weekly Friday Food Bags for students in need of this service. Bags are delivered to the schools by volunteers to be distributed to students for the weekends. Homeschool students receive bags delivered to their homes.

Qualifications

One time form kept on file for food recall communication but anyone is able to access food.

Volunteer Need

Ongoing needs include grants and donations to buy food for the food bags. Volunteer packers are not needed at this time. Please contact for more information.

Contact

Eden Pieper

LINCOLN SELF RELIANCE, INC.

1038 S. Washington St.

Afton, WY


Services

Provides three meals and two snacks a day at each residential home. Food is also made available during meal and snack times to other participants that are not in the residential home if needed. Meals are served between 6:30-8:00 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m., and dinner at 5:30 p.m. with snack at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Qualifications

contact for eligibility guidance

Volunteer Need

Ongoing needs include grants and donations to buy food for the food bags. Volunteer packers are not needed at this time. Please contact for more information.

Contact

Annette Eggleston

SALT RIVER SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

540 S. Washington St.

Afton, WY


Services

Home delivered meals and curbside pickup meals; commodities are available the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and third Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Qualifications

Commodity qualifications as set by Food Bank of Wyoming

Volunteer Need

Home delivery drivers are needed; please contact for more information.

Contact

Lisa Miller, Director

SLHRC KEMMERER AREA FOOD BANK

506 Cedar Ave.

Kemmerer, WY

 

Services

Food pantry and TEFAP services are provided. The pantry will open for emergency needs—call for arrangements. Open the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. TEFAP is distributed here as well. Delivery is available on an emergency-only basis.

Qualifications

TEFAP distributions require qualifications as outlined by the Food Bank of Wyoming.

Volunteer Need

Anyone who wishes to volunteer can contact the director.

Contact

Karen Wallentine, Director

SOUTH LINCOLN HUMAN RESOURCE CONFEDERATION

Kemmerer, WY

 

Services

South Lincoln HRC exisits to promote and facilitate cooperation and networking between human services in south Lincoln County. Meets every second Monday of the month September-May from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Qualifications

Interest in strengthening communication between organizations in south Lincoln County; contact Karen Wallentine for details about meetings

Volunteer Need

Always looking for more organizations to join in order to communicate local human resources and services.

Contact

Karen Wallentine

THAYNE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

250 Van Noy Parkway, Room B126

Thayne, WY

 

Services

Food Bank for the greater Thayne area (Thayne, Freedom, Etna, Star Valley Ranch, Bedford, Turnerville, Grover, and Auburn). TEFAP is also distributed at this location. The food bank is open every Friday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The food bank is open by appointment as well as needed. Lastly, there is a special veterans night for all of Star Valley on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Delivery is available on a case-by-case basis.

Qualifications

None - self declaration, TEFAP does require some paperwork.

Volunteer Need

Always looking for more organizations to join in order to communicate local human resources and services.

Contact

Julie Buckley, Director

THAYNE SENIOR CENTER

115 Petersen Parkway

(located in Thayne Town Hall building across the street from Thayne True Value)

Thayne, WY

 

Services

Homemade meals Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Thayne Senior Center and every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. in Alpine at satellite location. Hot, nutritious meals may also be delivered to seniors unable to make it to the center, delivered Monday Friday with freezer meals available for the weekends. Homebound clients may received food from the Thayne Food Bank, delivered every other week. Thayne Senior Center is open 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for additional services (transportation, socialization, classes and seminars, health clinics, and more).

Qualifications

Age-based: 60 years or better plus spouse. A yearly aging need assessment is requested each year; all programs are offered with a suggested donation, but no mandatory cost or fee.

Volunteer Need

We utilize volunteers every weekday to deliver meals and food boxes. Volunteers are asked to volunteer two hours one day per week, usually between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Vehicles are provided by the Thayne Senior Center, but a valid drivers license is required. For more information or to volunteer please contact Melinda.

Contact

Melinda Pebbles

TOWN OF LABARGE FOOD BANK + SENIOR CENTER

212 North Alpine Dr. (Highway 189)

LaBarge, WY

 

Services

Lunch is served twice a week, the food bank is available one day each month, and meals can be delivered within town limits. Lunch is served on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. Lunch is $5 for anyone 55 and older and $10 for anyone under the age of 55. Meals can be delivered by appointment. The food bank is open the second Wednesday of each month.

Qualifications

Age

Contact

Gwenette Portera, Director

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

Wyoming WIC is accepting new participants! Please fill out an online appointment form to get started.

Mental Health Services

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, help is available 24 hours a day in Lincoln County.

Call 9-1-1 or contact services near you:


Afton/Alpine/Thayne 24-hour emergency access line at (307) 885-9883

Kemmerer 24-hour emergency access line at (307) 877-4466

• Text "WYO" to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call
1 (800) 273-8255 for free and confidential support.

 

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