Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY) is addressing food insecurity and urgent health and safety needs in response to the crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been responsible for some of the country's highest levels of food insecurity in decades. Not only are Americans experiencing high levels of unemployment, but children and families who typically rely on school breakfasts and lunches have been staying home amidst school closings to prevent the spread of the virus.
In some of Wyoming's most remote areas, the closest grocery store might be a 20-mile drive from home.
To help support these families facing unprecedented food security issues, BCBSWY has been an active support system in the state by:
- Contributing to the Wyoming First Lady's Hunger Initiative with an infrastructure and distribution organization to provide food to children in all communities in Wyoming.
- Addressing childhood hunger with increased funding to support at-risk families
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independently, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.