Gobble Gobble Give Kickoff

10/27/17

Submitted by Aaron Groff

"When we talk about food, family, we know that the holidays is the time where people get together, so that's what we want to focus on."

THAT''S WHY WE GET TOGETHER. EACH YEAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE LAST FOR THE GOBBLE GOBBLE GIVE FOOD DRIVE. THIS YEAR'S GOAL, 100 THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NEED. AND IN 2017, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE RIVALRIES

(ASHLEY NICKOLAI, WYOMING FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES): "We just want to play off that. Who is bigger, badder and who can collect the most food."

WE ALL KNOW THE BORDER WAR, BUT THIS IS THE QUARTER WAR. YOU MIGHT NOT THINK 25 CENTS MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IT DOES. ONE QUARTER EQUALS ONE MEAL. ONE FAMILY CLOSER TO HAVING THEIR THANKSGIVING DINNER.

(TONJA FUNCH, WYOMING FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES): "Everyone has a quarter in their pocket. So what do we do with out quarters when we get home? They get tossed on the dresser."

BINS AND QUARTER JARS AT YOUR LOCAL ALBERTSONS, BUSINESSES, AND SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE. WITH OUR 13 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, OUR STUDENTS SEE FIRST HAND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO GIVE BACK.

(NICKOLAI): "The excitement of having everything on stage. You're in their gym, you come in there, and the kids are helping you carry everything out."

DOING WHAT WE CAN THIS THANKSGIVING FOR AN EFFORT THAT TAKES NO HOLIDAY OFF.

(FUNCH): "Hunger doesn't know a season. Our kids don't know why they are hungry."

SO WHETHER YOU'RE EAST SIDE OR WEST. CASPER, GILLETTE, OR CHEYENNE. KELLY WALSH OR N-C. ITS TIME TO GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GIVE.

In Casper, Aaron Groff, K2 News