Fremont County/ Wind River
School Year 20-21
FCSD#1 will be offering free sack breakfast and lunch to children during our closure. Meals will consist of a sack of cold lunch and breakfast items for the next day. Meals will be available for pick up only between the hours of 11:00 AM—12:30 PM beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020. Pickup locations will be:
• Gannett Peak Elementary
• Coffee Shop (Hudson)
Everyone 18 and under can come and get a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch each day the school is closed. Please enter through the activity entrance at Dubois Elementary School to quickly pick up your meal.
• Grab-and-go breakfast will be served from 7:30—8:30 AM
• Grab-and-go lunch will be served from 11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Fremont County School District #6 will be providing meals for pickup at Wind River Elementary between 9:00 AM—1:00 PM during the school closure.
Fremont County School District #14 will be offering a free "grab and go" sack lunch to students due to school closure. The sack lunch will consist of a sandwich or wrap, vegetable, fruit, two grains, yogurt, and cheese stick. Milk will also be available. Pickup will be available between 11:00 AM—1:00 PM at Wyoming Indian High School. Please call (307) 332-9765 if you have any questions.
FCSD #21 will provide breakfast and lunch for students currently enrolled. We intend to use the information provided to us regarding current addresses to deliver meals once each day starting Tuesday, March 17. If you do not want meals or have not updated the student's physical address, please call (307) 332-2380 right away.
Our Breakfast/Lunch program will begin on Monday March 23. Currently, based upon those that have signed up for the program, we will have four delivery routes.
Route 1 - Curbside pickup at the school in Shoshoni
Route 2 - Riverton Route, Stops at the Granary, the Firecracker Stand, and Sutherlands
Route 3 - The Valleys-North Portal, Missouri Valley Rec Center, North Hidden Valley Road
Route 4 - Lysite - Lybar (Badwater-Nowood Roads)
USDA Free Grab and Go breakfasts and lunches will be offered during school building closures for Fremont #25 students.
WHEN: March 18-April 3
Cold Items will be available for pickup daily Monday-Friday at these locations:
Aspen Early Learning Center, 11:00—11:30 AM
Rendezvous Elementary 11:45 AM—12:15 PM
Willow Creek Elementary 12:30—1:00 PM
Career Center 1:15—1:45 PM
Parents can pick up meals for their students each day. (The student does not need to be present.) Each bag will contain cold breakfast and lunch items. Meals can be picked up in the front entry of each listed building; sidewalk to car delivery may be available as weather allows. Watch for posted signs.
Call Central Office at 307-856-9407 with any questions.
Beginning March 17 and on all weekdays until we resume school, we will be delivering sack breakfasts and sack lunches to student households. On Tuesday, there will be a separate breakfast and lunch delivery. Breakfast delivery will begin around 8:00 AM and the lunch delivery will begin around 11:30 AM. Wednesday and weekdays following, there will be one delivery with a breakfast meal and a lunch meal departing from the school at 11:00 AM. Meals will be delivered to the front door if it is safe to do so. Staff will use their best judgement and may ask that you come to the vehicle to retrieve the meals if necessary.
Please contact Transportation Director, Bill Crazythunder at email@example.com or (307) 854-1092, if you would like to opt-out of this service or need to change the address to which meals are delivered.
Saint Stephens will be delivering food to students starting March 17. We will be delivering food to students starting at 10:00 AM and will deliver both breakfast and lunch to all students on the bus routes at one time. If your child does not ride the bus immediately contact either Shelli Littleshield or Jasmine McGill to make arrangement for drop off.
Indian Reservation Community Response
Eastern Shoshone Tribe
Northern Arapaho Tribe
Wind River Community News
Sometimes Google isn't enough. When you aren't sure where to turn or even what questions to ask, a Community Resources Specialist can help you get the help you need. Visit Wyoming 2-1-1 online or simply call 2-1-1 and connect.
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 Fremont County. If not otherwise indicated, please call ahead for most updated hours and services.
Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health and Shoshone Episcopal Mission will hold a Community Food and Supplies Distribution event at Shoshone Food Distribution Warehouse at 15451 US Highway 287 on Wednesday, April 22 at the following times:
9:00—10:00 AM: Elders, veterans, and the disabled
10:15 AM—12:00 PM: all other community members in need
Please bring your Tribal ID, and limit one person per car to promote social distancing. Please remain in your vehicle during distribution.
Eastern Shoshone & Northern Arapaho WRITC Birth-Five Head Start Program
Weekly food baskets for children enrolled in the Head Start Program including breakfast, lunch, and activity items will be available for curb side pick-up on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM—2:00 PM at the center your child is enrolled in.
For more info please contact Denise Aragon at (307) 332-7163.
TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) in available in Riverton and may be picked up Tuesdays from 11:00 AM—1:00 PM at 620 East Monroe; recipients need an ID for pick-up.
The Foundations for Nations Food Pantry at 620 East Monroe is open to anyone:
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Thursdays, 4:00—6:00 PM
Contact Sarah Lucas with questions (219) 307-1457 and stay updated on Facebook.
Find Little Free Pantry shelves at Mr. D’s Food Center in Lander, The Arapahoe, the Wind River Cares Arapaho Clinic, Ethete Store, and Riverton City Hall.
Our Father's House
Food distribution will be held at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie on Wednesday, April 22, 9:00 AM. All recipients are asked to remain in vehicles; food will be placed in trunk to minimize contact.
Food distribution will be held at St. Stephen's Mission in Arapahoe on Friday, April 24, 10:00 AM. All recipients are asked to remain in vehicles; food will be placed in trunk to minimize contact.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Center for American Indian Health
Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health
Fremont County Public Health
Visit Fremont County Public Health for community updates related to COVID-19.
Wind River Family and Community Health Care
Visit Wind River Family and Community Health Care and the Wind River Family and Community Health Care Facebook page for community updates related to COVID-19.
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Wyoming WIC is open and taking new participants! Please fill out an online appointment form to get started.
For current recipients, WIC offices in Lander and Riverton are providing drive-up services. They can take WIC cards from people in their cars or outside, bring them in to recharge them, wipe them down, and return them. Hours of operation:
Lander: Monday, 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
Riverton: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
Email Leslie Spoonhunter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In response to rapidly developing COVID-19 concerns, Hines General Store is offering curbside pickup for grocery purchases when using the Rosie shopping app.
Additionally, Elder Hours will be held daily from 7:00—8:00 AM.
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.
If you are able to donate funds to COVID-19 relief and outreach efforts, here are some efforts that will directly benefit residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation:
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many pressing needs on the Wind River Indian Reservation. We are currently collecting donations to buy food, water, and supplies for those that need it the most. All money from this fund will be used to deliver these goods to people's doorstep, minimizing the need for people to leave their homes and further expose themselves to the virus.
There are multi-generations with a dozen or more in one household, many without safe drinking water, and a lack of food and other resources. We are coordinating for accountability with tribal programs and residents of the WRIR to reach the most vulnerable as quickly as possible as the threat increases daily.
Donations are being collected by Riverton Peace Mission and the Wyoming Interfaith Network; if able to donate at this time, click here.