07 Jul

Food Bank honored with NMCF grant


Gary King, President of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation, announced its grant recipients for 2017-2018. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Board of Directors will fund thirty-nine organizations. These non-profits are community-based with budgets less than $300,000—many have budgets that are far less. The total awarded is $73,500.

First Lady Alice King founded the NMCF in 1992 as a statewide, grant-making organization. NMCF has given over $1.5 million to 160 organizations throughout New Mexico in its 25 years. Her son, Gary King, was elected to serve as President of the Board beginning July 1st. He continues in the family tradition of working to improve the lives of New Mexico’s children and families.

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has received a $2,000 grant for its backpack program to feed children over the weekend and a new program, Feeding Families, which gives a box of food to feed the entire family.

New Mexico Children’s Foundation is a visionary, grassroots organization that funds small non-profit children’s organizations throughout New Mexico. A group can be a start-up with a strong mission or a growing organization with a special needs program. Organizations served through the foundation’s funding come in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. The foundation’s core belief is that most children have a wide range of under-served needs. The foundation’s goal is to provide meaningful grants to serve as many of those needs as possible.

For more information, please contact Carol Robertson Lopez, Executive Director, 505-986-2043 office, 505-690-4114 cell, or email carol@nmchildren.org.

05 Jul

Make meals out of your old car!

Do  you have an unused vehicle that you aren’t quite sure what to do with?

Now, you can turn your car into meals for others! You can donate your old or used vehicle and benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

We accept all types of vehicles including: cars, motorcycles, tractors, RVs, trailers – even boats! Whether they are running or not,  we’ll take them in any condition. Plus, you may qualify for a tax deduction on your vehicle donation.

Donating your vehicle couldn’t be easier. Fill out the information here or call us at 855-500-7433. You can also visit us at http://www.careasy.org/nonprofit/food-bank-of-eastern-new-mexico — and we take everything from there.

Your vehicle will be picked up at a time that’s convenient for you, you’ll be notified  when your vehicle has been sold, and then receive a formal tax receipt letter.

Your generosity will turn into food for those in need.