Wyoming Food For Thought, More Than Just Distributing Food
Both sides on the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies shakeup are ready to move forward. The Denver Food Bank of the Rockies officials say they will continue to distribute food as normal after removing local Director Kim Summerhall-Wright last month. Summerhall-Wright’s Development Director, Jamie Purcell, chose to follow her shortly after. No explanation has been given, but both Summerhall-Wright and Purcell quickly shifted gears and continue to address the needs of the hungry in Natrona County.
“We had this plan for fighting hunger in Wyoming when we were at the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and it entailed so much more than just distributing food. When the personnell changes happened we just decided that it wasnt going to stop us that hunger still needed to be addressed in Wyoming. And not just hunger, but nutrition and community programs.”
Jamie Purcell says the idea behind the Wyoming Food For Thought Project is to keep things local. She says they hope to apply their organizational skills to help support and bring greater awareness of local efforts around the state. They’re also working on plans that may expand the backpack program in partnership with the Natrona County School District.
Currently the Wyoming Food For Thought Project is looking for about 1000 square foot space to work out of.