In a heartwarming development that promises to make a significant impact on the community, Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends (JC-FFF) proudly announced the completion of their new food van project. This exciting initiative began back in May when JC-FFF was awarded a generous grant from the Hughes Charitable Foundation. The grant enabled the organization to purchase a van and transform it into a mobile unit dedicated to feeding kids during the summer months and transporting essential food supplies throughout the year.
A Dream Turned Reality
After months of meticulous planning and hard work, the final step in completing the food van was recently accomplished. JC-FFF entrusted the task of wrapping the van to Coulter West of Redline Design, based out of Gillette. And let’s just say, Coulter exceeded all expectations! His exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail turned the once plain blue van into a vibrant symbol of hope and community spirit.
A heartfelt shoutout is due to Redline Design and Coulter for his outstanding work. His talent played a pivotal role in bringing JC-FFF’s final vision to life.
Spreading Joy One Mile at a Time
As the newly wrapped van hits the streets, it’s already making waves—quite literally! Breean Waller, the program coordinator at JC-FFF, shared her excitement, saying, “I’ve been driving the van around town for a few days now, and I’ve gotten so many smiles and waves from people. It is so fun to drive the van, and I really look forward to this summer when we get to feed kids.”
Waller’s enthusiasm is contagious, and it’s easy to see why. The van is more than just a mode of transportation; it’s a beacon of hope, a symbol of community support, and, as Waller aptly puts it, “a little bit of joy rolling around town.”
While the food van has already captured the community’s attention and admiration, its most impactful work lies ahead. When summer rolls around, this mobile unit will serve as a lifeline for kids in need, providing them with nutritious lunches, as well as being the pick up spot for weekend food bags and fresh produce from the Grow a Little Extra campaign. “Reaching children in the summer time has been one of our biggest challenges, and this food van is the key to making this connection. What a blessing!” Waller said.
The unveiling of Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends’ new food van marks a significant milestone for the organization and the community at large. We give our most sincere gratitude to the Hughes Charitable Foundation, Hetty’s LLC, Travis Hetland, Redline Design, Coulter West, and everyone who helped to make this dream project a reality! JC-FFF is better equipped than ever to fulfill its mission of combating food insecurity and fostering a sense of community.
So, the next time you spot the vibrant JC-FFF food van driving through town, give a wave, flash a smile, and know that you’re witnessing the power of community in action. Here’s to many years of nourishment, joy, and community spirit!