Canned food drive at Oct. 12 UW Football Game
- Celebrate Agriculture.
- Cheer on the Pokes.
- Help Fight Hunger in Wyoming.
- Get a free t-shirt.
Cowboy Fans headed to the University of Wyoming Cowboy Homecoming Football game vs. New Mexico on Oct. 12 can check all items off this list. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with UW Sports to hold a “Celebrate Agriculture/Harvest for All” canned food drive to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.
Cowboy fans are asked to bring canned food items to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation tent at Tailgate Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on game day. The first 1,000 Cowboy Fans to donate canned food items will receive a game day t-shirt. The food will benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR); Wyoming’s only food bank. The WFBR serves hunger relief agencies in all of Wyoming’s 23 counties.
According to the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, nearly one in 10 Wyoming citizens struggle with putting enough food on the table. Your food donations will make a difference in the WFBR’s work to fight hunger in Wyoming. Every 1.28 pounds of food donated equals one meal. Just think of the difference we can make together when each of us donates a few pounds of food.
The Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher “Harvest for All” is a national program that raises food and money for local and state food banks that provide hunger relief. The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies partners with more than 200 hunger relief agencies, 89 school districts and other youth serving organizations in all 23 Wyoming counties. In the past year, 8 million pounds of food were delivered through their network agencies to more than 55,000 Wyoming children, families, adults and seniors. That number equates to 17,123 meals per day.
As you share your Poke Pride, the Wyoming Farm Bureau encourages you to also Celebrate Agriculture; another strong Cowboy State tradition. Wyoming Farmers and ranchers produce food and fiber while caring for the land and their animals; and providing wildlife habitat. Agriculture is Keeping Wyoming Strong!
Share your Poke Pride and participate in the “Harvest for All” food drive October 12 at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Tailgate Park tent in Laramie.
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment. Visit www.wyfb.org.