Wyoming Offers Innovative Solution to Combat Food Insecurity

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posted on June 4, 2020
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Wyoming’s First Lady Jennie Gordon is leading the charge to end hunger in the Cowboy State. Turns out, she knows just who to ask to be part of the answerhunters.

The First Lady has teamed up with Wyoming's Game and Fish Commission to raffle off two separate once-in-a-lifetime Commissioner Tags to support Food from the Fielda program enabling hunters to share their harvest with those in need of food. While similar to an ordinary hunter-donation program, this takes it to the next level, as a Wyoming Commissioner’s tag yields a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a Wyoming deer, antelope, or elk tag in any open unit with any legal means across the state.

“We find solutions to challenges and pride ourselves on taking care of our neighbors,” First Lady Gordon explained in an introductory video. “I launched the Wyoming Hunger Initiative because over 70,000 of our Wyoming neighbors experience food insecurity.  That’s not okay with us.”

Proceeds from the raffle will be used to ensure the longevity of Food from the Field program, covering the meat processing costs in instances where hunters aren’t able to donate both the game meat and fees. Entering is easy, and is open to any hunter, not just Wyoming residents. 

Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 300 tickets will be sold. The first tag raffle is live and tickets may be purchased by visiting Wyoming Hunger Initiative’s website. The first raffle will remain open until 11:00 AM on June 12. A second drawing for the second Commissioner’s tag will open for entries on June 15 and the drawing for that tag will be held July 10.

Learn more about Wyoming Hunter Initiative’s Food from the Field program at their website, nohungerwyo.org/field, and don't tarry. Tickets will close out on June 12 for the first drawing.

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