04 May

Stamp Out Hunger

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the National Association of Letter Carriers will partner for the 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year’s drive will be held Saturday, May 9.

On May 9, residents in Clovis are encouraged to leave non-perishable foods curbside for pickup by letter carriers. All food collected will go to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and supplement its programs that feed over 1,700  households throughout eastern New Mexico.

“Every year local letter carriers are the force behind this drive which always results in tons of food poundage for the Food Bank’s programs. This drive will see us through the upcoming summer months,” said Food Bank Executive Director Dianna Hernandez.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the event and are welcome to  join the Food Bank staff from10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9 at the U.S Post Office at 1224 W. 21st Street. Volunteers are needed to help unload and sort food from the mail trucks to transport back to the Food Bank.

For information contact the Food Bank at 575-763-6130 or www.fbenm.org

In its 32th year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico partners with 36 agencies and 25 schools in Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca, Quay and Guadalupe Counties to distribute emergency food to families and individuals.