11 Jan

‘Black Hats and Pearls’ dance to benefit the Food Bank

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The Eastern New Mexico Collegiate FFA along with Coby Carter and the Five Miles West Band will be hosting a dinner and dance to benefit The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

 

“We really wanted to do something to help the Food Bank out especially after the holidays. We recognize that hunger is a year-round need,” said band vocalist Coby Carter.

 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 27 at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom.  A dinner catered by Sodexo will be served at 7 p.m. The event will feature live music throughout the night by Coby Carter and the Five Miles West Band.

 

Costs are $40 per person or $275 per table of 8. Businesses and organizations are welcome to sponsor a table. Proceeds will go to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

 

For information or to purchase tickets contact the ENMU Collegiate FFA at 575-309-8992.

 

In its 32nd year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico distributes over 1 million pounds of food in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, De Baca, Guadalupe and Torrance counties in Eastern New Mexico.

 

Black hats and pearls

 

20 Sep

Clovis Rotary, Food Bank to ‘putt’ hunger away

rotary-mini-golf-flyer-imageThe Clovis Rotary Club will host a miniature golf tournament on Saturday Oct. 1 at Casel-Land Fun Center in Clovis to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Funds raised will assist the Food Bank in its goal to raise $20,000 for a matching challenge grant with a looming deadline of Nov. 11.

“The Rotary Club wanted a way to give back to the community, especially the Food Bank, in a fun way,” said Rotary member and event organizer Joy Felty.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start will take place at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon.  The tournament will host four-player teams with an entrance fee of $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 or $100. Families, friends and businesses are encouraged to register teams for a friendly competition.

For more information contact Joy Felty at 575-799-9098 e-mail joyfelty@hotmail.com or contact the Food Bank at 575-763-6130 or email foodbank@plateautel.net.

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, and Guadalupe Counties.

04 May

Stamp Out Hunger

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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.

16 Apr

Comcast Cares Day

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The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is excited to be partnering with Comcast to “make change happen” on Comcast Cares Day 2015. On April 25, with  Comcast and Food Bank employees, our families and friends, we’ll be able to create over food boxes that will help more than 300 families.

Volunteers can register with the Comcast volunteers signup or online at https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Organization/Detail/3914

Or register on the day of at the April 25 event. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch.

We are proud to be part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the largest single-day corporate volunteer event in the country that will include 95,000 employees participating in more than 700 projects across the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to this project in Portales, Comcast is supporting nearly a dozen organizations across the state and expects to have more than 2,500 total volunteers in New Mexico.

Comcast is celebrating its 14th Comcast Cares Day, and has achieved 3.7 million service hours to improve nearly 6,000 projects in the U.S. and around the world since Comcast Cares Day started in 2001.

For information contact the Food Bank at 763-6130.

26 Mar

Help us ‘Stuff Nancy’s Truck’

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The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is partnering with Rooney Moon Broadcasting for a one-day mission to “Stuff Nancy’s Truck.” Non-perishable food donations are being sought for the daylong food drive from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 at Albertson’s grocery store in Clovis.

The Q101.5 morning show and KT Kelley afternoon show will be broadcast live from the food drive.

“The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is serving more food to families and children than we ever have in our 31 years. Just this past month the Backpack program registered a record high of 809 children. The number of calls we receive each day from people in need has gone up considerably  and the demand for food is the highest I’ve ever seen,” said Food Bank Director Dianna Hernandez.

Suggested food donations include staples such as beans, rice, spices, canned meats, pasta and single-serve food items for the Food for Kids Weekend Backpack Program.

For information, to donate or volunteer contact the Food Bank at 763-6130.

In its 31st year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico partners with 32 agencies and 25 schools to deliver emergency food to families and individuals in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca, Guadalupe and Torrance counties in eastern New Mexico.

09 Mar

Fundraising for $4,000

We’ve found a truckload of food to purchase and we’re asking community members and businesses for their help. So far we’ve raised $600 for the total truck’s cost of $4000. Donate using our Paypal account and help us reach our goal OR drop off your food donations at 2217 Brady in Clovis.

Fundraising

22 Dec

Win a 55-Inch HDTV TV! Only $1 per ticket!

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Souper Bowl Poster (2)Ready? Set? Go? The Souper Bowl is coming to a location near you! Win a 55 Inch Flat Screen TV just in time for the SUPER BOWL!
Donate $1.00 or One Can of Food Per Ticket! No Limit on entries!

Register at these locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Clovis News Journal, 521 Pile,Clovis

Portales News Tribune, 101 E. 1st., Portales

On Saturdays Register at these locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

January 3, North Plains Mall, Clovis

January 10, Paradise Market, Clovis

January 17, Albertson’s, Clovis

January 24, Walmart, Clovis

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 31, Noonday Kiwanis Pancake Fundraisier, Clovis High School Cafeteria. TV will be raffled off at this final event.

NOW: Donate online and we’ll submit your tickets for you:





 

Good luck!

 

 

11 Dec

FOOD BANK RECOGNIZES AREA PARTNERS FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

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file0001266491232This holiday season the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is pleased to announce our partnerships with the following organizations and businesses. Their efforts help combine community and this region’s continuing need for hunger relief. If your organization would like to host a food drive or partnership, contact the Food Bank at 575-763-6130.
 Carpet Tech, 101 Hall Street, Clovis
o How you can help: Now through Dec. 12 purchase a carpet cleaning for one room and with a donation of 5 cans of food, get a second room cleaned for free.
o Information: 575-762-0086
 Title Max, 1514 N. Prince, Clovis
o How you can help: Now through Dec. 19 they are accepting food donations at their location.
o Information: 575-763-9390
 Rascal Ranch Daycare, 1900 S Ave I, Portales
o How you can help: Now through Dec. 19 they are accepting food donations at their location.
o Information: 575-359-1922
 First Convenience Bank (located in Clovis’ Walmart)
o How you can help: Now through Dec. 19 they are accepting food donations at their location.
o Information: 806-239-7130
 Allen Theatres North Plains Cinema 7, 2809 N. Prince, Clovis
o How you can help: From Dec. 12 through Dec. 22 receive a box of popcorn with every Weekend Food for Kids Backpack Program food item donated. A donation bin is located in the theater’s foyer.
o Information: 575-763-7713,
 Clovis Media Inc., 521 Pile, Clovis
o How you can help: A food drive will run until the end of Dec. 31 and a sock drive will be held year-round.
o Information: Robert Arrowsmith, 575-763-6130
 Maurice’s Department Store at North Plains Mall, 2809 N. Prince, Clovis
o How you can help: Receive a 20 percent off coupon with each 3 food donations in the store through Dec. 31.
o Information: 575-763-3726
 Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, 3100 Mabry Drive and 2115 N. Prince, Clovis
o How you can help: Now through Dec. 31, receive a free regular or white queso with a donation of a case of Vienna Sausage.
o Information: 763-4075 and 763-9069
 Clovis “Thursday: Rotary Club
o How you can help: Through December they are accepting donations for the Weekend Food for Kids Backpack Program.
o Information: Paul Reed, 799-6596
 Clovis “Tuesday” Rotary Club
o How you can help: Through December they are accepting food and monetary donations to purchase pudding to be used for The Weekend Food for Kids Backpack Program.
o Information: Misty Bertrand, 575-935-5000
 Albertsons o How you can help: Through Dec. 3 through Dec. 16, guests can add a Santa Bucks cash donation of $1, $5 or $10 to their grocery purchase during checkout to meal boxes for the holiday for area families.
o Information: 575-769-2127
The Food Bank would like to recognize and thank each of these businesses and organizations for their continued support as well as all of our year-round supporters and volunteers.
In its 31st year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico partners with 25 schools and 32 agencies to deliver emergency food to families and individuals in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca, Guadalupe and Torrance counties in eastern New Mexico.

21 Nov

FREE QUESO!

Leal's Are you going out to eat today or tonight? Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants in Clovis have stepped up to support the Food Bank and the Weekend Food for Kids Program. Bring a case of Vienna Sausage with you to your table at either Leal’s location and get a FREE REGULAR or WHITE QUESO, YUM! The best way to start off any meal at Leal’s!

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to Laura Leal, Jodi and all of the staff at both Leal’s for your efforts on our behalf!

18 Nov

Commissioner Taylor-Sawyer speaks to YPC

Commissione Sandra Taylor-SawyerCommissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawyer spoke to the YPC (Young Professionals Club) luncheon group at the Food Bank on Monday, November 17.Recently the Food Bank has been blessed with luncheon visits from the Leadership Clovis Group and YPC. Both have endured our frigidly fluctuating warehouse temperatures to find out a little more about the Food Bank and our Programs.  

After Mike Morris, President of YPC, opened the meeting, Joan Hultman of the Food Bank answered questions from the group about how the Food Bank operates, and many other questions about the Weekend Food for Kids Backpack Program.

Commissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawyer spoke about the City Commission and what the Commissioners do for the City of Clovis and its people. As she spoke Sandra circulated around the room and asked questions of the group. The exchange of information was enlightening to many of the group, especially information on Commission posts to be vacated in the near future. Taylor-Sawyer challenged the group to step up their participation in City government.

YPC  donated $200 today to purchase a pallet of food to help stock Food Bank shelves for the upcoming holidays and beyond.

Leadership Clovis has chosen the Weekend Food for Kids Backpack Program as one of their projects for 2015.

THANK YOU to both these groups for your support and efforts on our behalf!