Wyoming Farm Bureau members donated the equivalent of 11,079 meals to help Wyoming families in need – Nov. 15, 2016
LARAMIE–Wyoming families facing hunger received a boost mid-November with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee “Harvest for All” project. The annual food and fund drive to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies raised the equivalent of 11,079 meals for Wyoming families.
The 2016 “Harvest for All” project benefited the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) based in Casper. The WFBR services all of Wyoming’s 23 counties.
During the state annual meeting Nov. 10-12 in Laramie, County Farm Bureaus and farmers and ranchers from across the state donated food and money to help the food bank in their work with hunger-relief programs across the state of Wyoming. A raffle for a KitchenAid mixer also helped raised funds for the Harvest for All project.
The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies was the recipient of $2,769.85 in monetary donations which is equivalent to 11,079 meals.
Carbon County Rancher Chalsey Kortes chairs the sub-committee that oversees the “Harvest for All” project. “It is super exciting how our members really get behind the Harvest for All project,” Kortes stated. “Our people are making an impact for the citizens of Wyoming who struggle with food security. Thank you to all the members and counties who participated this year!”
The WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Committee is in its 14th year of joining with the American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R Committee in what is called a “Harvest for All.” Throughout the program’s fourteen year span, the WyFB YF&R Committee has partnered with Farm Bureau members to raise 5,684 pounds of food, $18,328 and 74 man hours of volunteer time to help those facing hunger in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. Members work together from the grassroots to develop agricultural policy, programs and services to enhance the rural lifestyle of Wyoming. On the web, www.wyfb.org.