Want to help your community and at the same time WIN A NEW CAR?!

 Well you can!  Stop by the Food Bank at 2560 North Main street to buy your tickets, or call for other locations tickets are available.


PHOTO by Sheridan Press

The People Assistance Food Bank has been providing the communities friends and family’s food and assistance for over 10 years. In order to continue meeting your community’s needs, the Foodbank is in serious need of updated facilities. People Assistance long term goal is to expand services beyond nutritional needs, and extend help to those in need to becoming independent and live healthy flourishing lives! 

 Thank you for helping so many family’s in need! We look forward to continuing to provide services, care and support to the Sheridan Community in 2014. Every child, the elderly, each individual, 10yearstruggling couples,  deserve to have hope and to experience the giving of their home community.
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FOOD BANK:  We established the food bank in late 2004, and moved into our current location on north Main Street April 2007.  Our goal is to meet the nutritional needs in Sheridan County. We also help with household needs such as furniture, appliances, kitchen items, clothing and misc.

Many opportunities to help this community are available through

PEOPLE ASSISTANCE. If you have a couple of hours to spare and want to help somewhere in the community please feel free to contact our offices. We can show you how you can assist us in helping others in lending a helping hand.  Financial assistance is always appreciated as well.


Help your local Sheridan community by donating to the Sheridan Food Bank!  Your contribution helps stimulate the local economy while helping your neighbors.

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In 2005, Dan Lick, Director of Payee Assistance, determined there were people in the community that may not have the same needs as those he had been working with, but were still in need. He took the need to the board of directors and PEOPLE ASSISTANCE was conceived. PEOPLE ASSISTANCE guides people in need to resources that may be able to help with the need, including but not limited to, rent assistance, rent payment arrangements, gasoline, bus tickets, food, clothing, auto repair, help with utility bills, child care, medical. dental care, eye exams and lenses, and counseling.  PEOPLE ASSISTANCE is staffed with counselors dealing with personal, marriage, financial, emotional and spiritual issues. We also have access to legal counsel, if necessary.  PEOPLE ASSISTANCE staff work on a volunteer basis ; some retired citizens and some with full time jobs in the community

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BY KELLI HEITSTUMAN-TOMKOTHE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN — Thanksgiving dinner will be possible for families in need after an intensive food drive this weekend. Volunteers from the Peoples Assistance Food Bank stood outside Walmart, KMart, Warehouse Market, Safeway and Albertsons this … Read More

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THE SHERIDAN PRESS Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko SHERIDAN — Dan Lick will spend Friday and Saturday standing outside Safeway. He said he’s begging. “I need 150 turkeys,” he said. “I have three. I’m actually kind of scared.” Three turkeys means that nearly … Read More

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SHERIDAN — The People’s Assistance Food Bank on North Main Street is hoping to come up with funds to purchase the land and building the charity business has used as a base of operations for the past eight years. While … Read More

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SHERIDAN — With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, shopping carts are exiting grocery stores, wheezing beneath the weight of Thanksgiving dinner goodies. Turkeys, yams, stuffing, cranberries, marshmallows, rolls, pies and gravy. With that veritable horn of plenty rolling before … Read More

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The People Assistance Food Bank and Tin Star Records present the 2nd. Motorcycle Food Run, June 15, 2013  Registration begins at 8:00 am with a $25.00 registration fee at People Assistance Food Bank, 2560 North Main Street. The run leaves … Read More