Hunger in Wyoming affects more people than you might think

According to FeedingAmerica, 73,830 people in Wyoming are struggling with hunger. 23,500 of those are children. This equates to 1 in 6 children in Wyoming struggling with hunger. The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies says that homeless people account of for only 10% of their food recipients. The rest are everyday people.

 

Gobble Gobble Give

Last year, Fremont Motor Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM in Casper, WY took part in Gobble Gobble Give for the first time. A brand new RAM pickup truck with “RAM Out Hunger” sat in the showroom. Fremont Motors staff, customers and community members stuffed the truck with food donations.

 

 

In 2017 Fremont Motors in Casper collected 637 pounds of food. This provided the local community with 531 meals.

ram pickup 1500

2017’s donation

 

Help us do it again!

 

2018 Food Drive

The same Gobble Gobble Give food drive is happening again this year at the Casper Dodge store. There is a red 2019 RAM 1500 pickup truck sitting in the showroom just waiting for food. The event runs from October 15th until November 21st, 2018. All donations collected at the Casper store goes to feed the Natrona County community. The truck isn’t even 1/5th full yet…we need your help!

 

 

Drop off location and times

Feel free to stop by the Fremont Motors dealership at 6101 E 2nd Street in Casper. The red pickup truck is in the showroom and has a Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, Gobble Gobble Give and Pepsi banner. Please place your food donations in the bed of the truck. The showroom is open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-5pm.

Fremont Motor Casper Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM car dealership

Fremont Motor Casper Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM

Food donation ideas

Non-perishable food items make great donations. Items such as; canned fruit, canned meat, peanut butter, squeezables, applesauce, rice, canned vegetables, mac n cheese, soup, canned ravioli and spaghetti, healthy snacks, cereal, and breakfast bars etc. Donations of perishable items or meat can also be accepted and brought in only on the day of 21st Nov. This is to make sure the products stay fresh. Donations can also be dropped off directly at the WFBR warehouse.

For more information, stop by or check out Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.  Can’t give food, but still want to help? Check out how to volunteer with WFBR.

 

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