Paper pantries to Goshen County families in need

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TORRINGTON, Wyo. To help families in need within Goshen County, the United Methodist Church in Torrington are giving away paper towels, feminine products, diapers, laundry soap and shampoo.

United Methodist Church offers materials that can’t be paid for through EBT for free.

The church sees an average of 34 families per month. They usually see an age crowd between 20 and 50 years of age.

They give away an average of 43 paper towels, 96 toilet tissue, 40 facial tissue, 74 tampons, 158 pads, 43 poise pads, 46 adult briefs, seven diapers, 33 laundry deterrents and 32 dish soap.

For the Church Manager, she says she loves to help anyone in need.

“It’s not a chore at all,” said Connie Green, Manager for Paper Pantry at United Methodist Church. “I like to think that we are just giving people a little lift. Maybe they can go along with their week feeling more like a human being.”

Green says for the people who don’t like to ask for help, you can ask them because it’s a safe environment.

“We are never going to judge them with what they tell us,” explained Green. “They talk about what their need is and they don’t have to say why they are here either. We don’t ask them to explain why they are asking for help.”

Anyone from Goshen County can receive these items. They only ask you to bring along proof of address and photo identification. No financial records are needed.

The United Methodist Church offers the Paper Pantry every Tuesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. It may be offered every week but families can only attend once every month.

They are always looking for donations. If you have any of these new items, they are open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm.