LARAMIE, Wyo (December 20, 2018) – Just in time for the holidays, Trihydro Corporation and Plenty teamed up with other organizations in West Laramie to host a Holiday Food Drive benefiting Albany County residents.
According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 people and 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger in Wyoming. Furthermore, 23 percent of Albany County residents lived below poverty level in 2018.
“Our shared goal in organizing the food drive was to alleviate food insecurity during a very tough time of year, where demand for donations increases and supply can shrink quickly,” said Chris Michael, Plenty’s Senior Manager of Employer Brand and Programs. “By inviting our neighbors in West Laramie to join us, we believed we could create some fun competition while amplifying our impact on our local community."
From November 14 through December 14, Trihydro, Plenty, Wyoming Game and Fish, HIVIZ, BioLife, Tungsten Parts Wyoming, Fremont Electric Inc. and the Blue Sky Group collected food donations for the Laramie Soup Kitchen to distribute as needed during the 2018 holiday season and beyond. Collectively, the organizations donated more than 1600 items at the end of the food drive.
“We’ve received such generous donations from Trihydro, Plenty, a well as from the rest of the community,” said Ted Cramer, Executive Director of the Laramie Soup Kitchen.
The Laramie Soup Kitchen acts as a hub for donations, as they redistribute to about 15 other agencies per year, including the Laramie Youth Crisis Center, Interfaith-Good Samaritan, and Developmental Preschool and Daycare Center. Cramer said the Laramie Soup Kitchen welcomes drop-in volunteers, food donations, and monetary support.
To learn more about how you or your business can help the Laramie Soup Kitchen fight hunger in Albany County, please visit https://www.laramiesoupkitchen.org/.