Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico serves 200 families at last distribution

PORTALES (KSEL)- Friday morning, April 3, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and La Casa Family Health Centers held a food distribution event resulting in a line that stretched down several blocks onto Highway 70 in Portales.

Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce officials were the first to take to social media urging the public to either send donations, food or volunteer at the event.

Per the Facebook post, officials stated that “the line is stretched down Ave. O past Greyhound Arena and across the tracks onto U.S. 70. The need and potential for hunger is very real right here in your community.”

The Food Bank’s Executive Director Dianna Sprague told Chamber officials that they did run out of food boxes Friday morning and had to put out an additional 150 boxes plus other items. She also stated that about 200 families were served.

The organization plans on doing distributions on the first and third Fridays of the month of April. Families are allowed one distribution per month.

The need and pressure on the organization have risen rapidly under this crisis and in order to make last Friday’s distribution, the food bank was dipping into May’s allocations.

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