Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends Receives Hazel Patterson grant

Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends is excited to announce that it recently received a grant from the Hazel Patterson Memorial Endowment Fund, which is managed by the Wyoming Community Foundation.

Friends Feeding Friends is a nonprofit organization serving food-insecure children in Johnson County. The organization reaches, on average, 160 children throughout the county with weekend food bags. The organization reaches additional students through the use of food pantries at Clear Creek Middle School, Buffalo High School, New West High School and Kaycee School. The use of the pantries has continued to increase precipitously since their launch last year.

The grant funds received will help purchase food for weekend meals and fill food pantries in the schools.

“The Hazel Patterson Memorial Endowment Fund has been a strong supporter of Friends Feeding Friends, and we are so appreciative and thankful for that support,” said Heather Haas, JC-FFF board president. “As we continue to reach more food insecure children in our community, our funding need grows. It’s because of funds from organizations like Hazel Patterson that we are able to meet that need.”

To learn more about Friends Feeding Friends or to donate, visit

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with donors to support the charitable causes they care most about. In 2020 the Wyoming Community Foundation granted over $7.7 million to charitable causes across the state.

For information call 307-721-8300 or visit their website at




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