17 Apr

Wal-Mart #FightHunger campaign begins today

Wal-Mart #FightHunger campaign begins today

 

Wal-Mart’s “FightHunger Spark Change” campaign runs today through May 15 at nationwide Wal-Mart stores, including Portales and Clovis Wal-Mart locations.  Funds raised through this campaign benefit Feeding America member food banks and partners, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

 

#FightHunger Spark Change is a simple way for shoppers to join this campaign against hunger by:

 

  • Purchasing certain marked products. For every purchase, a donation will be made to the Food Banks equaling 1 meal.
  • Donating a dollar amount of $1, $2, $5 or an amount of the customer’s choice at the register during checkout.
  • Using #FightHunger on Twitter and Instagram, sharing and liking campaign posts on Facebook, and using unique Snapchat filters nationwide on April 21. For each online act of support, Wal-Mart will donate $0.90 to Feeding America –enough to help secure 10 meals on behalf of Feeding America food banks, up to $1.5 Million

 

Clovis and Portales Wal-Mart stores donated over 261,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank last year.  “We are so thankful for their continued support of our food programs and efforts to fight hunger in eastern New Mexico,” said Food Bank Executive Director Dianna Sprague.

 

Feeding America began in 1979 as a clearinghouse for national food donations and is the currently the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. The nationwide network of food banks, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, provides more than 3.6 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States through food pantries and meal programs.

 

In its 33rd year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico distributes over 1 million pounds of food each year through its programs and partner agencies in Curry, Roosevelt, DeBaca, Quay, Guadalupe and Torrance Counties.

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2017 #FightHunger logo

13 Apr

Comcast Cares Day

Groups gear up for annual ‘Comcast Cares Day’

 

Comcast, along with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Central Christian Church, are partnering for the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day. On Saturday, April 22 the groups will gather to “Feed Roosevelt County” at the monthly food distribution held at Central Christian Church in Portales. More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate.

 

Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help distribute the food to the community alongside Comcast staff beginning at 8 a.m. T-shirts will be provided to volunteers as well as a lunch following the end of the distribution.

 

“We enjoy partnering with Comcast for this yearly event where we can provide a service to the community and also honor the volunteers who make it all possible.” said Food Bank Executive Director Dianna Hernandez.

 

“As we celebrate our 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are so proud to partner with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico to give back in our community,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “It’s truly amazing what’s possible when more than 200 volunteers donate their time to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m inspired by the community’s response to Comcast Cares Day, and am so thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”

 

For more information contact the Food Bank at 575-763-6130 or email foodbank@plateautel.net

 

In its 34th  year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico provides food to families and individuals in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca, and Guadalupe Counties in eastern New Mexico.

 

Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it’s the culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to volunteerism that began when the company was founded more than 50 years ago.  From using technology to create positive change, such as wiring community centers and libraries and teaching digital literacy skills, to mentoring youth, to beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer on this day, and throughout the year, to make a lasting impact. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects across the country and around the world.  To date, volunteers have contributed nearly 5 million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.

 

The Comcast Foundation will also provide grants to local community partner organizations across the country on behalf of everyone who volunteers on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s community partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year.  To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to local non-profit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.

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