State of Wyoming recognizing Hunger Action Month
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - During the month of September, many organizations statewide are participating in Hunger Action Month. The initiative was started by Feeding America in 2008.
“The Governor has stepped forward and signed a proclamation statewide saying that Wyoming will observe September as Hunger Action Month,” said Victoria Ziton, the Community Relations Manager for Food Bank of Wyoming.
Communities across the state including Casper, Mills, Rock Springs, Lander, and more have also signed proclamations to recognize the month.
There are about 80,000 people in Wyoming who are food insecure. 24,000 of those are children. In Natrona County, 12,000 residents are food insecure.
The Food Bank of Wyoming says bringing awareness to the need for food, volunteering at a local food pantry, donating, and even using an orange light bulb for your porch are ways to help. The orange light bulb reminds others of those going to bed hungry.
“Every community is in a different place when it comes to fighting hunger. Every community in Wyoming has a different goal. We are not going to dictate what we are hoping that they do. We want them to just take another step forward,” said Ziton.
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