Wyoming Food for Thought prepares Thanksgiving meals

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - About one in four Wyomingites struggle with food insecurity, and those numbers continue to rise around the holidays. Wyoming Food for Thought is working hard to provide meals during this time of year.

The organization currently feeds over 850 school-aged children during the year. This week, they are preparing over 1,000 Thanksgiving bags for children to take home over the extended break. The organization is looking for volunteers and donations from the community to make sure these families are taken care of.

Volunteers are welcome to come by Food for Thought’s main location at 900 N St. Johns Street Wednesday at 4 PM to pack these Thanksgiving bags. Food for Thought is looking for volunteers to deliver these bags to homes and schools on Thursday morning. These bags will supply children with meals and snacks to last over nine days.

Thursday evening, Food for Thought will be the last featured organization for Thankful Thursday at the Beacon Club.

The organization will conclude the busy week with Birds n Bucks at Ridley’s East from 7 AM to 7 PM to raise money and gather food for family bags.

“It’s always feed each other and take care of each other, but I think especially during the holidays. It’s a really great opportunity for people in the community who are maybe a little more insulated from food insecurity to be able to share the love and really just take care of each other’s neighbor,” said Jamie Purcell, the executive director of Wyoming Food for Thought.

Food for Thought is in extreme need of cereal donations for kids. They are also looking for peanut butter and other non-perishable items.

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