Casper non-profit fights back against child hunger in Natrona County
An estimated three thousand students in Natrona County grapple with food insecurity
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s back to school season and local non-profits are gearing back up to support students in Natrona County.
Some students only have access to food while they are at school. It’s estimated that over three thousand students in Natrona County grapple with food insecurity. The Wyoming Food For Thought Project provides food for youth on weekends, holidays and over the summer, ensuring these young people stay fed. The Wyoming Food For Thought Project holds weekly bag packing volunteer programs. The bags are then distributed to schools throughout the county. The Wyoming Food For Thought team hopes that by providing food they can help set young people up for success.
Cassie Murphy is the food bag director for the Wyoming Food For Thought Project. She says, “I like the tiny humans. They have so much to live for. They have so much going on and their still sponges taking everything in, so we really get an opportunity to assist them and provide for them in their younger lives so they have a better chance in their adult life.
The Wyoming Food For Thought Project does their back packing events every wednesday at 4 pm.
If you’re interested in learning more or volunteering, check out the Wyoming Food For Thought Project website here.
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