Wyoming is an all-hands-on-deck kind of place.
And our farms and ranches are in the fight.
"The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer."
HUNGER IS A PROBLEM THAT CAN BE SOLVED, TOGETHER.
Facing the challenges increased need and increased uncertainty requires creative thinking. Now.
The ultimate goal of Food from the Farm + Ranch is to utilize Wyoming products to combat food insecurity. There is no better time to recognize Wyoming producers while meeting the increase in needs across the state. Ultimately, the end goal is to reach a point beyond COVID-19 where families and pantries can purchase meat from local producers instead of seeking an out-of-state supplier. Furthermore, while farmers and ranchers are supporting the food bank during this time through the donation of livestock and processing fees, the hope is that residents will support Wyoming producers now and in the future.
Being a producer myself, my initial vision for Wyoming Hunger Initiative was to encompass a component of agriculture that would be part of the solution to food insecurity in our state. I am beyond excited about the immediate partnership between so many entities working together to ensure longevity of Food from the Farm + Ranch.
Jennie Gordon, First Lady of Wyoming