Campaign Introduction

The Edible Prairie Project is a nonprofit organization working to get fresh food grown and produced in Northeast Wyoming into the hands of our local residents. Did you know that right here in Campbell County, WY more than 5,000 people – including 2,290 children – can’t afford nutritious food? Children should not have to worry about when and where their next meal will come from when school lets out for the summer, which is why we need your help creating a Summer Weekend Meals program for kids.

Summer Weekend Meals for Kids!

by Amanda Jeffers

  • $10,000

    Funding Goal
  • $9,310

    Funds Raised
  • Nov 2019

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
93.10%
This campaign is not currently active.
Gillette, WY

Amanda Jeffers

13 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

Summer break should be a time of fun in the sun filled with family, friends, picnics, and laughter, but for many children summer fun can be replaced with worry, anxiety, and hunger. Summer school feeding sites help provide meals during weekdays, but finding food during the weekend can be a daunting task for many children. Our Summer Weekend Meal program will help bridge this meal gap and allow children to spend more time having fun during summer break and less time worrying over where their next meal will come from.

Each weekend, during the 12-week summer break, children will receive a kid-friendly, nutritious, and filling meal box containing at least $5 worth of meals, including:

– 2 breakfast items

– 2 lunch items

– 2 dinner items

– 2 healthy snacks

– 1 fruit or vegetable

We have set a goal of serving 100 children during our first summer and hope to double this number each year.

Just $60.00 will help provide weekend meals to one child during summer break!

But that’s not at all!

Each pickup site will include bins of local, farm-fresh produce that children and their families can select from to supplement their summer weekend meal box.

Throughout the summer, weekend meal boxes will also include useful personal care items and kitchen utensils, along with books and toys to help meet a variety of needs during the summer break.

Donate now to help provide healthy and filling weekend meals to a child during summer break, and consider sharing this campaign with three other people you know who will help support this project!

And remember to check back often for updates. We have some exciting stretch goals built in that we can’t wait to share with you!

Rewards

$15 - $29

Social Media Shout Out

Thank you for supporting our work! You will receive a shout out on our Facebook page for giving to our campaign.

0 backers

$30 - $59

EPP Sticker + Thank You Note

We appreciate your support and you will receive an Edible Prairie Project vinyl sticker featuring Cows in the Carrot Field and a handwritten thank you note from the EPP team!

0 backers

$60 - $59

Sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company

Thank you for providing weekend meals for one child during summer break! You will receive one 17 oz bottle of sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$60 - $59

High Plains Honey

Thank you for providing weekend meals for one child during summer break! You will receive one 12 oz bottle of honey from the High Plains Honey Company + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$60 - $119

Our Wyoming Life Beef Jerky

Thank you for providing weekend meals for one child during summer break! You will receive 2 oz of beef jerky from Our Wyoming Life + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$120 - $119

Wyoming Sauce + Honey

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 2 children during summer break! You will receive one 17 oz bottle of sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company AND one 12 oz bottle of honey from the High Plains Honey + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$120 - $119

Wyoming Sauce + Beef Jerky

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 2 children during summer break! You will receive one 17 oz bottle of sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company AND 2 oz of beef jerky from Our Wyoming Life + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$120 - $239

Wyoming Beef Jerky + Honey

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 2 children during summer break! You will receive 2 oz of beef jerky from Our Wyoming Life AND one 12 oz bottle of honey from the High Plains Honey Company + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$240 - $359

Wyoming Beef Jerky + Honey + Sauce

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 4 children during summer break! You will receive 2 oz of Our Wyoming Life beef jerky AND one 12 oz bottle of honey from the High Plains Honey Company AND one 17 oz bottle of sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$360 - $479

EPP Shirt + Honey + Sauce + Jerky

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 6 children during summer break! You will receive an EPP shirt featuring Cows in the Carrot Field + social media shout out + thank you note + EPP sticker + one 12 oz bottle of honey from the High Plains Honey + one 17 oz bottle of sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company + 2 oz of Our Wyoming Life beef jerky!

0 backers

$480 - $839

Wyoming Sauce Company Gift Basket

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 8 children during summer break! You will receive a custom Wyoming Sauce Company Gift Box which includes all 6 sauces + social media shout out + EPP sticker + thank you note!

0 backers

$840 or more

Video Chat with Mike & Erin Our Wyoming Life + OWL Shirt & Hat + EPP Shirt + Honey + Sauce + Jerky

Thank you for providing weekend meals for 14 children during summer break! You will get to video chat with Mike and Erin from Our Wyoming Life and will receive an OWL shirt + OWL hat + social media shout out on OWL's Facebook page + social media shout out on EPP's Facebook page + EPP shirt + thank you note + EPP sticker + one 12 oz bottle of honey from the High Plains Honey + one 17 oz bottle of sauce from the Wyoming Sauce Company + 2 oz of Our Wyoming Life beef jerky!

0 backers
  • 30-10-2019

    Half Way There!

    With 15 days to go, we have have reached 50% of our goal!

    Thank you to all of our supporters who have contributed to help launch Summer Weekend Meals for Kids! You can help our crowdfunding campaign reach the finish line by sharing our campaign with your friends and family: Summer Weekend Meals for Kids!

    We still have some great rewards left from local food businesses based right here in Gillette, WY so grab them before they are gone!

    Thank you,

  • 14-11-2019

    Thank you and Campaign Extension!

    Many, many thanks to everyone who has shared and contributed to our Summer Weekend Meals for Kids campaign! We are so close to meeting our fundraising goal that The Local Crowd has allowed us to extend our campaign through the weekend.

    Yesterday, we helped an amazing group of Wyoming Food For Thought Project volunteers in Casper, WY pack over 700 weekend food bags for local school children in Natrona County. It was so inspiring for us to see all the volunteers in action and to share in their common goal of providing meals to kids every weekend of the year.

    However, packing the food is just one piece of what it takes to run a successful weekend meal program. If you would like to learn more about our adventures at the Wyoming Food For Thought Project and stay updated on the latest happenings at the Edible Prairie Project, sign up for our newsletter!

    We are so appreciative of your generosity and we thank you for your continued support!

  • 12-03-2020

    Summer Weekend Meals for Kids Launches this June!

    Thank you for supporting our Summer Weekend Meals for Kids campaign!

    We just wanted to share with you that we will be partnering with the Campbell County Boys and Girls Club to distribute our weekend food packages during the 2020 summer break. One hundred children will begin receiving their weekend food packages on June 4 and continue receiving meals each weekend during the 12-week summer break. We will also have volunteer opportunities for those interested in helping us sort and pack the weekend food bags, so be on the lookout for the signup link which will be sent with our March newsletter. If you do not already receive our newsletter, you can sign up here – http://www.edibleprairieproject.org/

    Your support means the world to us and this program would not have been possible without you!

    The Edible Prairie Project Team

Name Campaign Location Date
Campaign Backers Laramie, WY November 20, 2019

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