Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lander Rotary’s major fundraiser, Fourth of July Buffalo BBQ, was canceled. The funds raised this year were earmarked to support their local and international service projects including the worldwide eradication of Polio, local scholarships and youth programs, support for the Lander Community Food Bank, and the Lander weekly free community meal.
“Through the generosity of the Raynolds family, Lander Rotary had hundreds of pounds of bison meat that had been cut, processed, wrapped, and frozen in preparation of serving the meat at the BBQ on July Fourth,” member Ken Richardson shared. “With no place to use it, the club decided to sell the meat to the public and asked that the public consider donating a portion of their purchase to local food banks.”
“The public demand for the bison meat was overwhelming; nearly all of the meat was spoken for within days of it being offered,” Ken continued. “As a result of the donation of meat by the public, Lander Rotary was able to donate 48 brats and 100 burger patties plus a $400 check to the Care and Share Food Bank in Lander and 44 brats and 300 burger patties to the Shoshone Food Distribution program in Fort Washakie.”
President of the Lander Rotary Club John Brown presented the donations. Dory Green, Jr. and Jan Pogoree accepted the donation for the Shoshone Food Distribution Program. Audrey Krise accepted the donation for the Lander Care and Share Food Bank.