Wyoming Hunger Initiative announces task force to address issues caused by COVID-19
March 17, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Hunger Initiative established a task force today to provide support, streamline communications, and implement creative solutions to Wyoming Hunger Initiative mission-related issues caused by COVID-19 closures statewide. Task force members include:
First Lady Jennie Gordon
Ashley Bright, Chief Executive Officer: Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming
Elizabeth Dillow, Owner: Elizabeth Dillow LLC
Heather Fleming, Co-Founder: WY Lit
Tamra Jackson, Nutrition Supervisor: Wyoming Department of Education
Tom Lacock, Associate State Director, Communications and State Advocacy: AARP
Rita Meyer, Director of Infrastructure Investment: Rocky Mountain Power
Trista Ostrom, Chief of Staff: First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Office
Annemarie Picard, Chair: Wyoming Governor’s Residence Foundation
Jamie Purcell, Executive Director: Wyoming Food For Thought
Tim Sheppard, Rocky Mountain District Governor: Kiwanis
Arin Waddell, Founder & School Board Member: The Food Group, Sheridan County School District #2
Tony Woodell, Director: Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies
The task force will focus primarily on ensuring no child or senior goes hungry. The sudden additional demand on food pantries statewide will require creative solutions, as will protecting the health of our Wyoming neighbors and friends at highest risk for contracting COVID-19. Establishing best practices for food storage, distribution, and delivery will be paramount and the task force is already working with state experts to ensure the best possible protocols. Innovative partnerships between public-private entities are also being developed, and new opportunities to get involved in communities across the state will be announced in the coming days.
Please continue to check back regularly with Wyoming Hunger Initiative's website as well as the Facebook page of Jennie Gordon, First Lady of Wyoming. Events are unfolding quickly and we intend to do whatever we can in our power to keep up.
Social distancing remains crucial to beating this outbreak. Please review CDC guidance and remember we're all in this together.