For Immediate Release
Contact: Casey Peacock – Community Relations Coordinator
November 27th 2017
Portales — In an effort to help fill the empty shelves at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico this holiday season, 105.9 KSEL Country part of Rooney Moon Broadcasting, will be conducting a Radio-A-Thon. This effort is in hopes to collect donations for the Food Bank, to fill the shelves, and help feed the residents of Eastern New Mexico.
The Radio-A-Thon will take place Thursday November 30th beginning at 6 am, and will run consecutively until Friday December 1st at 9 am at their Portales Radio Station located at 42437 US 70. Monetary donations or canned good donations will be accepted any time during that period.
Donations will also be accepted at our Clovis Station located at 420 N Main Street. If you would like to donate or volunteer contact Rooney Moon Broadcasting at 575-359-1759 or 575-763-0338.
In its 35th year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico distributes over 1 million pounds of food each year to people in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca, Guadalupe and Torrance counties in eastern New Mexico.
Clovis Rotary, Food Bank to ‘putt’ hunger away
Please note: This event has been postponed until October 14.
The Clovis Rotary Club will host a miniature golf tournament on Saturday Sept. 23 at Casel-Land Fun Center in Clovis to benefit Clovis Rotary Service Projects and the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Funds donated to the Food Bank will go directly to its Food for Kids Backpack program which provides weekend food to elementary students.
“The Rotary Club celebrated such a successful fundraiser last year, that we wanted to make it a yearly event,” said Rotary President Marli Raney.
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.
In its 34 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.
During disasters, Feeding America food banks like ours are often called upon to assist and to collect funds and food to provide to affected areas. Currently, we along with other Feeding America food banks across the country, are encouraging the community to help in any of the following ways:
- The best way to help is to donate funds directly to any of the Feeding America food banks in the affected areas including:
- Donate funds to Feeding America as they coordinate and monitor disaster needs with the American Red Cross, NVOA, FEMA, and affected food banks in the area.
- For those wishing to donate food items, a list of requested items is included below. Our food banks don’t have the capacity to pick up individual food donations, so we ask that any food or product donations for Hurricane Harvey relief effort be brought to your local food bank including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico during their business hours (a link to the other New Mexico food banks is provided below). The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.
All donated product will be held in reserve until it is requested by Feeding America or the affected food banks. Any product that is not sent to the affected food banks will be used for local emergency relief programs. Food bank staff will coordinate transportation of donated product by Feeding America.
- Hand-held snack items such as granola bars
- Pop-top ready-to-eat items
- Shelf-stable pantry items (peanut butter, tuna, soup)
- Bottled water
- Cleaning supplies (bleach, non-bleach, paper towels, etc.)
- Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, )
- Food companies can contact Andy Knowlton at Roadrunner Food Bank to coordinate full trailer load donations of food items.
Please note that as our food banks are emergency food responders, we are unable to accept donations of clothing or furniture.
New Mexico Food Banks:
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is partnering with local Letter Carriers once again for the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 13 in Clovis. The annual food drive is recognized and held nationwide to benefit food banks and food pantries.
To participate in the food drive, individuals can simply place a donation of non-perishable food in a grocery sack next to their mailbox for pickup by letter carriers.
Volunteers are also welcome from Noon to 5 p.m. on the day of the event at the Clovis Post Office location at 1224 W. 21st Street to help unload food off of the mail trucks.
“Throughout the year, the Food Bank consistently redistributes over 100,000 pounds of food a month in eastern New Mexico. The community’s support for this food drive will help ensure we won’t fall short of that amount despite going into traditionally leaner spring and summer months,” said Food Bank Executive Director Dianna Sprague.
According to the National Association of Letter Carriers’ website, “The national, coordinated effort by the NALC to help fight hunger in America grew out of discussions in 1991 by a number of leaders at the time, including NALC President Vincent R. Sombrotto, AFL-CIO Community Services Director Joseph Velasquez and Postmaster General Anthony Frank. A pilot drive was held in 10 cities in October of 1991, and it proved so successful that work began immediately on making it a nationwide effort.”
In its 34th year, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico distributes over 1 million pounds of food each year to families and individuals in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca and Guadalupe counties in eastern New Mexico.
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.
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.
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: