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 5,672 meals for Wyoming families.

The 2013 “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. 14-16, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo. 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 $1,354 in monetary donations which is equivalent to 5,416 meals. 

Interfaith Good Samaritan received 200 pounds of food which is equivalent to 256 meals. 

The WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Committee is in its eleventh year of joining with the American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R Committee in what is called a “Harvest for All.”  Throughout the program’s eleven year span, the WyFB YF&R Committee has partnered with Farm Bureau members to raise 4,469 pounds of food, $11,486 and volunteer 74 man hours to help those facing hunger in Wyoming.

“Donating to such wonderful organizations, such as the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and Interfaith Good Samaritan, is a humbling experience that I am very proud to be a part of,” said Raenell Taylor, Crook County Rancher and WyFB YF&R State Chair.  “This was a wonderful opportunity to help feed the hungry one plate at a time with the support of so many other members of the Farm Bureau!"

Farm Bureau and Feeding America:  Creating a hunger-free America!  The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) partners with more than 200 hunger relief agencies, 89 school districts and other youth serving organizations in all 23 Wyoming counties.  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