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How Cowboys Stomp Hunger

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ and Wyoming Hunger Initiative partnered up again this year to promote awareness and raise funds for anti-hunger organizations across the state with the second "Cowboys Stompin' Hunger" Day at CFD! Cowboys Stompin' Hunger t-shirts were available for sale at all official merchandise outlets at Frontier Park and have sold out for 2022—but not to worry, we all know sweatshirts are a must for nine months of the Wyoming year anyway and you can still purchase a hoodie online through CFD! All proceeds benefit Wyoming Hunger Initiative.

Wyoming Hunger Initiaitive supporters
Parade crew on the Wyoming State Capitol steps before the 4th and final Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Grand Parade

Wyoming Hunger Initiative was fortunate to work with Alexis Drake to create this beautiful exclusive silk scarf (aka wild rag) in the tradition of rodeo scarves from the 1920s and 1930s. A portion of each sale benefits anti-hunger organizations in Wyoming—they sold fast on the park during CFD, but you can still snag one online by visiting the Alexis Drake website!

Vintage rodeo scarves
Vintage rodeo scarves

Lexie Garrett of Alexis Drake modeling the tasseled version of the Wyoming Hunger Initiative scarf

Cathi Lewis, Tiffany Smith, and Pam Reiman sporting three more ways to wear a scarf!

Want to learn how to tie the perfect wild rag knot? Check out tutorials online, like this one from Riding Warehouse.

We love a good parade and the Grand Parade is one of the best for sharing a big western hello and an invitation to stomp hunger!

Looking down Carey Avenue on the parade route

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ General Committee and spouses who weren't in period costume to ride in parade carriages showed up and showed out for Wyoming Hunger Initiative throughout the day.

A portion of the folks who work throughout the year combating food insecurity throughout Wyoming

The Wyoming Hunger Initiative team includes Board of Directors, Regional Directors, staff, volunteers, and supporters who work tirelessly throughout the year to carry out the mission of Wyoming Hunger Initiative. Sometimes, though, you just need to have a pre-rodeo cookout in the sunshine to celebrate all that hard work!

First Lady Jennie Gordon and Governor Mark Gordon chatted with rodeo announcer Garrett Yerigan during the rodeo about the impact of food insecurity and how it affects families across Wyoming, as well as Wyoming Hunger Initiative's mission to support our state's hunger heroes. We know how important it is to get the word out about this too-often invisible problem, and a few minutes on the state of the largest outdoor rodeo in the world made for a perfect platform! Wyoming Hunger Initiative is thankful for the willingness of the entire Cheyenne Frontier Days™ team to fight food insecurity. Cowboys really do take care of each other, and Cowboys Stompin' Hunger is just another example of that care in action.


We invite you to join the fight and help address the increased need currently being experienced by food pantries and anti-hunger organizations in Wyoming, all of which are facing another wave of high demand for services this summer. No amount is too small—every dollar helps.


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