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This truck can allow us to deliver more free fresh food to more people and mentor more gardeners than ever, in Albany County Wyoming!

As a nonprofit organization that is 90% volunteer run, we share fresh food and help grow gardens all over Albany County, Wyoming.  Up until now, we've done it by jamming coolers into borrowed cars, and begging the use of other people's vehicles when we need to haul compost or gardening supplies.

Feeding Laramie Valley needs a truck of its own!

For the last three years, Feeding Laramie Valley has been sharing the best fresh food southeast Wyoming has to offer, with individuals and families who do not always have access to it.

With a booth at our local farmers markets, we've been collecting donated produce and other fresh food from local gardeners, market shoppers, and the farmers market vendors themselves.  Volunteers and interns help us record and sort the food, then deliver it to our recipients.  We've been known to receive over 500 pounds of food in one afternoon.  (Try getting that into your old Subaru!)  To date, we've been able to deliver well over ten thousand pounds of fresh produce and other food to individuals and families, residents of Laramie Senior Housing, Laramie Soup Kitchen, Head Start families, Developmental Preschool families, and both the Salvation Army and Interfaith Good Samaritan food banks.

Volunteers also help us grow our own production garden to increase what we have to share.

Additionally, Feeding Laramie Valley has launched community gardens, supported new community gardens, and is getting ready to help create gardens that will mentor and support people who want to grow their own food as one healthy, incredibly delicious way of fighting food insecurity. 

We're bursting at the seams having to use borrowed vehicles for this amazing, important work.  Feeding Laramie Valley needs a truck of its own!

We have found the perfect truck, and the owner has agreed to hold onto it until mid-February in order for us to raise the funds needed to buy it.

We can't let this truck slip away!  It belongs with us - it's practically shouting our name from the mountaintops!

We can do this with your help, and the help of your friends and family.  Thank you in advance for caring enough about food equality to get Feeding Laramie Valley on the road in a truck of our own.

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Once Feeding Laramie Valley has its own truck, we will be faced with the challenge of getting it on the road, insuring it, fueling it and maintaining it. To stay on top of these needs, we've built enough funds into the Kickstarter portion of the project to pay for registration, taxes, and initial insurance costs. Beyond that, we are setting up a special truck fund for ongoing maintenance and other costs (like gas!). If the Kickstarter project raises more than our goal, the extra will go into the designated truck fund. For the long haul, we will conduct special truck fundraisers to keep it running great and serving all of us in Albany County, Wyoming.

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