Wyoming Business Alliance and Wyoming Heritage Foundation donate to Hunger Initiative's effort to assist food nonprofits impacted by COVID-19
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Business Alliance and Wyoming Heritage Foundation have donated $5,000 to help with First Lady Jennie Gordon's efforts to assist food nonprofits affected by COVID-19. "Supporting the Hunger Initiative is a way for the business community to step forward to help those in our state who don't have enough to eat, especially in light of economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic," said Cindy DeLancey, president of the Wyoming Business Alliance/Wyoming Heritage Foundation. "These organizations play a vital role helping anyone hungry in our communities." The Wyoming Hunger Initiative, the official platform of First Lady Jennie Gordon, and the Wyoming Governor's Residence Foundation thanked the Wyoming Business Alliance and the Wyoming Heritage Foundation, as well as the numerous businesses and individuals who have already donated, for their generous contributions. "I'm touched by business owners who are struggling and yet they are reaching out to help those who are less fortunate,” said First Lady Jennie Gordon. "This is the Wyoming we all know and love." Now, more than ever, it is the hope of the First Lady to offer resources and opportunities for organizations who are working to serve our state. DeLancey heavily encourages businesses and community members to donate to the Hunger Initiative or directly to the food nonprofits located in their communities, which are listed at www.nohungerwyo.org. The donations will be used to help fund the Hunger Initiative's individual grants, which range from $500 to $2,000. Any organization within the state of Wyoming whose mission aligns with the mission of the Wyoming Hunger Initiative is eligible for grants. Grant proceeds can be used for projects and equipment. While requests for start-up costs will be considered, money for food or salaries will not be awarded. Grant applications are due on April 20 and available at the beginning of May The short grant application can be found at www.nohungerwyo.org/grants.
Wyoming Hunger Initiative The Wyoming Hunger Initiative was launched after First Lady Jennie Gordon learned from a friend in Sheridan about children who struggled with food insecurity. The conversation sparked awareness and interest in the issue of child hunger in Wyoming that has remained with her as a pressing concern. There are grassroots efforts in every Wyoming county dedicated to reducing childhood hunger and combating food insecurity. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the Wyoming Hunger Initiative was launched in October 2019 to work to prevent food insecurity by increasing awareness and support for the work of local anti-hunger organizations statewide. The Wyoming Governor’s Residence Foundation Board works closely with the First Lady to ensure small projects around the facilities can be funded and also provides support for the First Lady’s Initiative. Visit www.nohungerwyo.org
Wyoming Business Alliance
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