First Lady Jennie Gordon to visit Food for Thought Project in Casper on April 26

April 23, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - As part of her initiative to fight childhood hunger in Wyoming, First Lady Jennie Gordon will tour the Wyoming Food for Thought Project in Casper at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, April 26.

From 8:45 - 9:20 a.m., the First Lady will tour Food for Thought Project, located at 900 St John St. in Casper. The Food for Thought Project has a year-round Food Bag Program that primarily provides Natrona County children in need with a kid-friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner item for every day they are out of school.

This tour is one of many tours planned around the state as the First Lady seeks to gather information from around the state to develop her initiative, part of which will focus on spotlighting organizations in Wyoming that help fight childhood hunger. In Wyoming, one in six children struggle with hunger, according to No Kid Hungry.

After the tour at 9:30 a.m., she will head to the Wyoming High Student Art Symposium being held at the Casper Events Center. Once there, the First Lady will preview student art and select a few pieces for the Governor’s Residence.

At 11:30 a.m., the First Lady will speak briefly about the powerful impact volunteerism has in Wyoming during the Jefferson Awards, being held at Ramkota Hotel, located at 800 N Poplar St. in Casper. Created in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert Taft Jr., the award honors and rewards community volunteers and promotes increases in community volunteer efforts. The Wyoming Jefferson Awards are presented by KCWY-TV with community partners Reliant Federal Credit Union and Serve Wyoming. On April 26, KCWY-TV will honor the four Wyoming medallion recipients and this year's other nominees and their nominators at a luncheon ceremony in Casper.