(Fremont County, WY) – Local representatives from First Interstate Bank and Frank’s Butcher Shop in Hudson partnered to present one processed pig each to the Lander Care and Share Food Bank and Eagles Hope Transitions in Riverton today, October 26th.
“Our owner, Billy Brenton, has been a long-time supporter of hunger initiative organizations,” said Jake Hagar, of Frank’s Butcher Shop. “With our expansion into Fremont County, we are excited to continue to support that passion in a new area.”
The Lander Care and Share Food Bank provides food for individuals and families in need. They are open three days a week with select evening hours. Food insecurity is on the rise in Fremont County, with the Lander Care and Share serving 1,500 individuals monthly last year to 1,800 individuals monthly this year.
This donation came at the right time, we were down to our last three boxes of meat, noted Audrey Krise, Lander Care and Share Food Bank Director.
Eagles Hope Transitions provides a safe and sober living environment for individuals transitioning back to their families or community, allowing people to maintain dignity and respect while seeking long-term personal and financial sustainability.
“This donation couldn’t come at a better time,” said Michelle Widmayer, Eagles Hope Director. “We are finishing our last meat donation and with the rise in meat prices this donation means we can continue to enjoy meat with our daily meal.”
First Interstate Bank purchased two pigs at the Fremont County Fair, and Frank’s Butcher Shop donated all of the processing.
“I believe one of our goals at First Interstate Bank is to leave a lasting impression on the places we call home,” said Mark Evans, Bank President. “As Fremont County fights food insecurity, I am glad that with the help of Frank’s Butcher Shop, we are able to make a difference for members of our community today.”
In addition to Audrey, Michelle and Mark, attendees at today’s presentation also included the First Interstate Bank Lander Retail Branch Manager Julie Cox, the market Vice President Commercial Loan Officer Amanda Slack, and Frank’s Butcher Shop Vice President of Plant Operations Jared Hamilton.