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Wyoming Hunger Initiative allocates over $200,000 in infrastructure grants to state anti-hunger nonprofits; 9 Natrona County orgs funded

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Hunger Initiative, spearheaded by Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon, allocated a total of $207,022 to fund the infrastructure needs of 57 different anti-hunger nonprofits across Wyoming, nine of which are based out of Natrona County.

A release from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative thanked the Pace Family Foundation for matching donations received through the foundation’s Hearts for Hunger fundraiser in February, which added another $100,000 to the grant total. All donations go to the infrastructure grants, which aim to support the longevity of anti-hunger organizations and their efforts to fight food insecurity across the state.

“All funds raised were put towards infrastructure grants; as a result of the generosity
exhibited this year, nearly $12,000 was put to use to fund this infrastructure cycle,” the release stated. “Grant funding also comes from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative Hunger Champions Circle, which is a team of dedicated ambassadors who serve as catalysts in the ongoing mission to end food insecurity in Wyoming.”

First Lady Gordon said that the goal of the organization is to support the anti-hunger organizations that already exist.

“It’s important to us that we allocate resources where they will have the greatest impact as quickly as possible,” Gordon said.

The nine Natrona County anti-hunger organizations that received grants for 2024 are:

For more information regarding the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, see the organization’s website or contact the Wyoming First Lady’s chief of staff at 307-274-0365.

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