Platte County School Closure
Food distribution for students will begin Monday March 23.
There will be curbside pickup at West Elementary from 9:00 AM—12:00 PM Students may also walk or ride their bike to pick up their meals.
Chugwater will have pick up at the high school parking lot at 8:00 AM
Glendo will have pick up in the south parking lot at 8:00 AM
Meals are available free to students regardless of the school they attend. We will offer this service on Monday March 23, Wednesday March 25, Friday March 27, Monday March 30, Wednesday April 1, and Friday April 3. Students will be provided with a "grab and go" breakfast and lunch. Students will pick up two meals on Monday, two meals on Wednesday, and one meal on Friday. Backpack meals for weekends will also be available at this time on Friday.
If you have questions please contact Marie Allison at Marie.Allison@platte1.org
Ford 4 Weekends will continue throughout the extended break. You may pick up your weekend food at West Elementary between 9:00—11:00 AM on Fridays beginning March 27. At this time, please DO NOT return your backpacks. We will distribute food using disposable bags. If you are not signed up for Food 4 Weekends but would like a bag, we will have extra food available. If you have questions please feel free to contact Shelley Marker at (307) 331-0947 or Mary Evans at (307) 331-8449. Thank you!
Food service for children 18 and under will begin Wednesday, March 18. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge in to-go containers. Pick up will be from 8:30—9:30 AM in the multipurpose room of Guernsey-Sunrise School.
The weekend backpack program will be available for pick up on Thursdays in the multipurpose room from 8:30—9:30 AM. They will be sending the food in grocery sacks, so there is no need to return backpacks weekly.
Platte County Community Response
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Food Pantries + 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 Platte 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 in Wheatland at the Platte County Fairgrounds from 1:00—3:00 PM on May 16.
Platte County Commodities
Wheatland United Church of Christ Food Pantry
1056 Walnut St.
The food bank will be closed for personal shopping as of March 30 until further notice to protect volunteers and clients from unnecessary contact with COVID-19. We will be open for curbside delivery starting Friday, April 3. The rules will be posted on the back door. No lines; pre-made bags will be delivered containing foods that are available at that time. We will resume normal operating services as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
Services for Seniors
Services for seniors is offering carryout noon meals for its congregate meal participants who can no longer congregate due to social distancing.
We are providing meals from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Any senior 60+ is eligible to pick up a meal. We ask that we be called by 9:00 AM so that we can appropriately prepare. A menu can be picked up, so that seniors will know which meals they wish to order each day. We do ask for a voluntary contribution of $3.50, but that is not a requirement for the meal. Questions are welcome at (307) 322-3424. Guernsey, Glendo, and Chugwater Centers are also offering pick-up meals. We are continuing our home delivered meals as usual to eligible participants
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.
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 Foodservice Strong Facebook group is to help all in the food industry that have been impacted by the March 2020 Covid 19 social distancing protocol.
The Platte Co. Community Resource Coalition Facebook page exists to come together as a community and meet the COVID-19 challenge in the best spirit of compassion for others. Post urgent resource and other needs, post what can be shared.