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Food Bank In Wyoming Gets 13,000 Pounds Of Potatoes

Food banks and pantries in Wyoming receive potato donations to help people in need. 

October 26, 2023

The Wyoming Food Bank received more than 13,000 pounds of potatoes from the UW Research and Extension Center. 

The University of Wyoming (UW) is involved in an outreach initiative where potatoes are cultivated through a collaboration among UW Extension’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP), SAREC, and the Food Bank of Wyoming. 

CNP is a program that offers cooking, nutrition, and physical activity guidance to income-qualifying families in Wyoming. This collaboration aims to link families dealing with food insecurity to locally-grown produce.

SAREC donated nearly 6500 pounds of potatoes when its first harvest took place in 2021. It donated around 10, 290 pounds of potatoes in 2022. 

The potatoes have been distributed to the food pantries in Wyoming and are available at no cost to anti-hunger organizations partnering with the Food Bank of Wyoming. 

This potato donation will help the food pantries to feed the hungry students, faculty, and other staff that rely on food pantries for their nutritional needs. 


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Keto David. “UW Research and Extension Center donates over 13,000 pounds of potatoes to Food Bank of Wyoming”. CodyEnterprise, October 25, 2023, 

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Last Updated: September 20, 2021