Marguerite Meyer, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies

The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) described ServeWyoming's Volunteer Wyoming program as being "invaluable".  Because of ServeWyoming volunteer referrals, the WFBR has been able to place the equivalent of 2 full time staff in their organization through volunteer hours.  They average 81 hours a week, and the Wyoming economic equivalent for this type of work is $17.73 (See www.IndependentSector.com for more details).  Those volunteers have contributed to the WY Food Bank of the Rockies mission of feeding people in need by a total of $68,934 of service.  With the added burden of extra clients in these hard economic times, "our small staff would never be able to meet the demand of our client load without volunteers" says Marguerite Meyer, Former Director of The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.