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. For the next six years, we distributed food from a small house on First Street in Driggs. In 2018 we spent three years at Teton Business and Education Center located on Highway 33 just north of Driggs. Today we are located at 481 N. Main Street, in the same building as the school district offices.
We are open five days a week, to accommodate the needs of our community since the pandemic. The Food Pantry employs four part-time staff members who work with volunteers and partners to ensure a healthy variety of foods is available and that everyone in need is served. TVFP serves the communities of Alta, Wyoming, in addition to Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, and Felt, Idaho.
We operate a choice pantry by utilizing a “Personal Shopping Model”. Our clients may choose the food items they want, need, and will use, based on their household size. Our staff and volunteers shop for our clients and 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.