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About Wyoming Food For Thought Project

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Our Story

We began in October 2012 in response to a needed solution to the holes in the hunger safety net. Led by Jamie Purcell, Executive Director, Food for Thought seeks to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty. We provide food accessibility resources, education through workshops and classes, and empowerment through SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks and more.

 

Wyoming Food for Thought Project is continually evolving and is working hard to bring new and exciting opportunities to the Casper community.

 

We are trailblazers. We are the change we want to see in our community, and we want you to join us.

We are headquartered in north Casper in the old Winter Memorial Presbytery Church. When we first moved into this location, it was nothing more than a disbanded church with a small community garden area. But since then it has been transformed into the Food for Thought Program Center and Urban Farm that offers an array of programs and resources dedicated to community food security.

 

Mission & Vision

Wyoming Food for Thought Project is a local grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to creating systems that enable all members of our community to access good, healthy, affordable food year-round. To do this, we focus our work on three main initiatives:

PROVIDE  |  EDUCATE  |  EMPOWER

Our mission is to create a local solution to hunger, whereby everyone - especially children - has direct and equitable access to good and healthy food, all year round.

We envision a world where diverse Wyoming communities feel connected to the land and each other, are proactive in the learning and implementation of food procurement, and everyone has access to fresh, local, healthy, affordable food at all times.

Our Values

The following list of core values reflects what is truly important to us as an organization. We wholeheartedly strive to live and set these examples through all of our endeavors. As a grassroots organization, we pride ourselves with the opportunities we are given within our community, and value our donors and volunteers who make what we have accomplished so far possible.

Community

We seek the greatest good for our communities. Our Mission and actions reflect our endeavor to cultivate community.

Integrity

We are of strong moral character and incorruptible. Our actions are true to our words -- our words true to our beliefs.

 

Honesty

We are rooted in truth, direct in our dealings, and open with our intentions.

 

Respect

We treat all others with dignity -- as we would like to be treated. We honor our differences and our similarities.

 

Commitment

We are sincere and steadfast in our purposes.

Discretion

We respect the privacy and confidentiality of our relationships and the information entrusted to us.

Commitment

We are sincere and steadfast in our purposes.

Discretion

We respect the privacy and confidentiality of our relationships and the information entrusted to us.

 

Judgment

We act in good faith, responsibly, with care, competence and diligence.

 

Focus

Our actions are prioritized so that we may remain true to our beliefs and responsible to our community and business.

 

Compliance

We abide by the laws and standards of our governments and our communities.

 

Compassion

We approach our interactions and decisions with empathy and consideration.

 

Annual Report

The Wyoming Food for Thought Project is an independent, local non-profit organization, focused on the concept of "Food Justice". Through our programs, we seek to forge partnerships and infuse the community with opportunities to access affordable and healthy food for everyone, regardless of socio-economic status.

With all the work that's been done in the realm of hunger and food access, there is still much to accomplish, but it starts today with you and the Wyoming Food for Thought Project.

 

Partners & Sponsors

Partners and sponsors are an integral part of our existence and sustainability. Without the help of local businesses and individuals dedicated to supporting children in need within our community, we would not be where we are today. YOU, members of our community, make the difference.