Jennie Gordon's Wyoming Hunger Initiative Rolls Out | Big Horn Basin Media

Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative Rolls Out

Written by on October 7, 2019

Wyoming’s First Lady rolled out her new efforts to help hungry children.

Jennie Gordon unveiled The Wyoming Hunger Initiative on Friday, a collaboration of several groups to bring food security to our children. 12.3% of Wyoming’s children are “food insecure,” meaning they do not have enough food for a healthy lifestyle.

One of the keystones of the First Lady’s efforts is a $50,000 grant received from the Department of Education to create universal breakfasts in the state’s schools. The funds will go towards purchasing the equipment necessary to cook and distribute food. 

This statewide effort has taken a new, personal meaning for the Jennie Gordon. She and her husband Governor Mark Gordon became grandparents this year, and that makes this effort all the more important and personal for Wyoming’s first family. The First Lady says it warms her heart to know her efforts are helping other parents and grandparents give their children a bette,r healthier life. 

In addition to these efforts the Governor’s Residence Foundation will continue to raise grant money for schools and state organizations to ensure the continued success of the Wyoming Hunger Initiative.

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