Wyoming Farm Bureau members donated the equivalent of 6,605 meals to help Wyoming families in need – Nov. 27, 2012

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 Feeding America food bank affiliates in Wyoming raised the equivalent of 6,605 meals for Wyoming families.

The 2012 “Harvest for All” project benefited the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) and Interfaith Good Samaritan in Laramie.        

During the state annual meeting held Nov. 15-17, 2012 in Laramie, Wyoming Farm Bureau members participated in the food and fund drive.  County Farm Bureaus and individual members from across the state donated food and money to help the food banks in their work with hunger-relief programs across the state of Wyoming and in Laramie.  A quilt raffle also helped raised funds for the Harvest for All project.  Lincoln County Farm Bureau member Iris Jasperson made and donated a handmade quilt. 

The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies was the recipient of $1,520 in monetary donations which is equivalent to 6,080 meals. 

Interfaith Good Samaritan received 150 pounds of food and a $100 monetary donation equaling a total of 525 meals. 

The WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Committee has joined with the American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R Committee in what is called a “Harvest for All.” 

“It’s America’s first harvesters helping America’s Second Harvest to feed the millions of Americans who face hunger,” Chalsey Kortes, WyFB YF&R outgoing State Chair, said.  “The program consists of contributions of time, money and food to work together to make sure that every American can enjoy the bounty produced on our farms and ranches.” 

 “It was so exciting to donate food and funds that will provide over 6,605 meals to families in need across Wyoming,” Raenell Taylor, WyFB YF&R incoming State Chair said.  

Farm Bureau and Feeding America:  Creating a hunger-free America!

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Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR), a non-profit organization, works with over 250 hunger-relief programs that provide food and meals for the sick, needy, or ill.  WFBR delivers to agencies in every county of the state.  WFBR is an affiliate location of Food Bank of the Rockies, a member of Feeding America-the Nation’s Food Bank Network.  To learn more, please visit www.foodbankrockies.org

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB), is the state’s largest general agriculture organization.  To learn more, visit www.wyfb.org.  Visit the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers on Facebook.

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