Indian Reservation Resources
Wind River Community News
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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 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
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.
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.