The Teton Valley Food Pantry was started in November 2008 as a partnership between St. Francis of the Tetons Episcopal Church and the Rotary Club of Teton Valley. Operations originally ran from the basement of the Alta, WY Church. TVFP obtained 501(c)3 status in 2012 just after moving to 1st Street in Driggs until relocating most lastly in October 2018 to the Teton Business and Education Center located on Highway 33 just north of Driggs.
The Food Pantry employs two part-time staff members who work with volunteers and partners to ensure that there is a healthy variety of food available and that everyone in need is served. TVFP serves the communities of Alta, Wyoming, in addition to Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, and Felt, Idaho.
TVFP provides food primarily during three weekly scheduled food distributions; we also provide emergency, walk-in, or distributions by appointment. We operate a choice pantry, meaning our clients choose the food items they want, need, and will use. Since COVID we have adopted a personal shopper model where staff and volunteers work with our clients to gather the items specified on their shopping lists. We take pride in ensuring that everyone is offered fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, milk and eggs, and other items based on dietary and cultural needs.