Laramie County Community Christmas program helps those in need

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - During the holiday season many people are faced with fear of not being able to feed their families. Laramie County Community Christmas Program is changing that. / MGN

Each year the Laramie County Community Christmas program helps provide food cards to people who are having difficulties during the holiday season. They have 1,000 $50 food cards to give out to those in need. The cards are funded through "Bar Bucks" and through Wyoming Tribune Eagles Empty Stocking Fund.

If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, you have until Friday, December 7th to fill out an application. To fill out an application you can call American Legion Post 6 at 632-5004 a volunteer will take your information down, they will ask for name, income and how many people are in your family. If it's easier you can stop by American Legion Post 6 between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

The program has been going since the 1940's and started as food baskets for veterans and has expanded in the years. Last year the program raised $50,000.

44 local organizations are supporting "Bar Bucks". How you can help is if you're at a brewery or restaurant you tell your server you want to donate to the Community Christmas Program, they will bring you back a "Bar Buck", you'll fill it out with your donation and they will hang it up.

For more information on the Community Christmas project check out the interview from the morning show or you can check out their Facebook just search Laramie County Community Christmas.