ABOUT NEEDS, INC

HELPING LARAMIE COUNTY RESIDENTS SINCE 1972
 

OUR STORY

Needs, Inc. was founded in 1972 on a community-driven recommendation that the most needed service in Laramie County, Wyoming was a referral and coordination agency that would stay abreast of the community’s needs and continually evolve to help meet them.

At the time of its founding, Needs, Inc. was an entirely volunteer organization with a five-person Board of Directors. Currently, Needs, Inc. has seven staff members, two Experience Works employees, an average of eight committed volunteers, and nine members on its Board of Directors.

OUR FUNDING

Needs, Inc. is funded by grants and donations from a variety of sources.We receive a large percentage of our funding from local businesses, churches, organizations and private individuals. Some of the major contributors are the United Way of Laramie County, the Walmart Foundation, Community Development Block Grant, and the Wyoming Community Foundation. Grant funding has also been received (usually for a specific project such as “Operation Back-to-School”) from the Kiwanis Foundation and AT&T.

Every donation, whether it be large or small, is important to our ability to make food security possible for the hungry families in our community.

Learn about Senior Hunger Here

2017 Accomplishments:

5023

Individuals Fed

40321

Individuals Clothed

450

Thanksgiving Dinners

500

Christmas Dinners
STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Barbara Fecht
MARKETING DIRECTOR
Sara Vestal
CLIENT INTAKE SERVICES
Maria Pino
STORE & DONATIONS SUPERVISOR
Elda Wagner
FRONT DESK
Mike Zwiefel
PANTRY SUPERVISOR
Damon Hart
PANTRY ASSISTANTS
Kim Butts

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT // Tom Taylor
VICE PRESIDENT // Amanda Widup
TREASURER // Victoria Ollar
SECRETARY // Rita Lemley

Rick Martinez
Irene Papadopoulos
Denise Wald
Mike Geissler
Katherine Fender

WORK FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Are you interested in working or volunteering with us?  We are always looking for dedicated community members to help us further the cause.  We would love to hear from you.

900 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82007

307-632-4132

Lobby hours: 8:30am-4:30pm M-T, 8:30am-3:30pm F

Food Pantry hours: 8:30am-3:30pm M-T, 8:30am-2:30pm F

Donation hours: 8:30am-4:00pm M-T, 8:30am-3:00pm F