- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper food program is helping children get meals outside of the lunchroom.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://tinyurl.com/zhxsazz ) that the Wyoming Food For Thought Project runs a weekly Food Bag Program that sends children home with breakfasts, lunches and dinners for over the weekend. Most of those students receive breakfast and lunch for free at school during the week.

Director Jamie Purcell says the program is especially helpful for families who do not qualify for federal aid, but don’t make enough money to actually feed their families.

Purcell says there are an estimated 3,000 children in Casper who face food insecurity every weekend. Las week, Food for Thought sent 633 kids home with a bag of food for the weekend.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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