Management Team

Our Mission
To end hunger in Wyoming by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through our programs and partner agencies.

Our Purpose
We distribute food and hope! Reliable access to sufficient food is an essential element in building strong and vibrant communities, stable family units, a willing well-educated work force, and independence for  the elderly.

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies is currently operated by the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado. Over a decade ago, Food Bank of the Rockies Board of Directors made the decision to create a food bank in Wyoming since we were the only state in the nation without one.

Since that time, Food Bank of the Rockies main branch has invested more than $2,559,000 in real estate, inventory and transportation vehicles.


Management Team

  • Shanna Harris
    Executive Director

    Executive Director Shanna Harris has lived across Wyoming. She was born in Cheyenne and reared in Goshen County. She attended school in Torrington and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Education, eventually earning a master’s degree in public administration. After working as the Public Safety Information Systems Manager for the City of Casper for 13 years, Shanna transitioned to the non-profit sector working as the Executive Director at the United Way of Natrona County for ten years and has served as the Director at Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies for three years. She has two sons and a formerly divided household, with one a graduate of Natrona County High School and the other a Kelly Walsh High School graduate. Now, they are all proud Pokes supporters with a son who graduated from the University of Wyoming and one currently attending. She is a graduate of the Code of the West Principled Leadership Initiative.

  • Chris Meddleton
    Operations Manager

    A former store manager of a national home improvement big box store, Operations Manager Chris Meddleton relocated to Wyoming in 2012 and started working for the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Sept. 3, 2013. He is a member of the Wyoming Trucking Association’s Council of Safety Supervisors and a graduate of the Code of the West Principled Leadership Initiative. Chris is the American Institute of Baking Food Defense Coordinator and is HACCP Certified by the American Institute of Baking.

  • Tonja Funch
    Agency Relations Manager / Program Manager

    Wyoming native Tonja Funch graduated from Kelly Walsh High School and later earned a paralegal degree. After 30 years working with First Interstate Bank, she spent five years with the Wyoming Housing Network. As the Agency Relations Manager with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies for more than four years, Tonja processes agency applications, monitors food safety and other aspects of agencies, manages mobile pantries and oversees the Backpacks Program, the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Programs. She is a graduate of the Code of the West Principled Leadership Initiative.