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Moorcroft makes a promise


August 26, 2021

Grace Moore

Monty Reichenberg stands with Mayor Dick Claar as the written proclamation taking action against hunger in the community is officially adopted.

A proclamation honoring Hunger Action Month was read aloud by Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar at Monday night's meeting of council. Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MICC) member Monty Reichenberg, who, with many others, has been on the front lines helping distribute food locally, attended to hear this announcement from the mayor that Moorcroft will recognize and assist to alleviate the need in this area.

More than 500 people were provided with food in the south parking lot of the MTC last week, according to Reichenberg, where the town has allowed the MICC to install refrigerated units to keep foodstuffs and an area to efficiently disperse necessary essentials in a quick, safe and efficient manner.

"When we were really active when the COVID was so bad, we were serving 2000 in Crook," Reichenberg said. "Of course, we also invite Weston and eastern Campbell Counties. With the help of the community, we have been very successful helping people find food. We want to thank you for your support."

This proclamation reads, in part, "Whereas hunger and poverty are issues of vital concern in Crook County, where 11.5% of people struggle with hunger and one in every six children do not know where their next meal is coming from...The Town of Moorcroft is committed to combating hunger in every part of our community and providing additional resources for those in need."


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