April 30, 2015 — Las Vegas Agency Relations Council Seeks Community Participation

SANTA FE — Staff members from The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico’s food bank, will conduct an Agency Relations Council (ARC) meeting at the Las Vegas School Administration boardroom, at 901 Douglas Ave., in Las Vegas, N.M., from noon to 2 p.m., on May 6.

The meeting is open to the public, and participation from community members is highly encouraged.

The ARC assists partner agencies of The Food Depot by working to pool resources and identify new opportunities for networking, development strategies and training in the community. A recent success of the ARC committee was the creation of the Las Vegas San Miguel Hunger Partnership and organization of a city-wide food drive. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Las Vegas San Miguel Hunger Partnership collected 5,342 pounds of food to be distributed in their community.

It is preferred attendees RSVP by Monday, May 4, to Viola Lujan, program manager for The Food Depot. Viola can be reached at vlujan@thefooddepot.org, and 505-471-1633, extension 11. If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to participate, contact Viola. More information is also at our website at www.fooddepot.org.

The Food Depot is committed to ending hunger in Northern New Mexico. As the food bank for nine Northern New Mexico counties, The Food Depot provides food to more than 145 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, hot meal programs, homeless shelters, youth programs, senior centers, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. This service enables these agencies to stay focused on their primary missions such as sheltering homeless families, providing hot meals to the homebound and offering life skills development to youth. The food bank distributes an average of 400,000 pounds of food and household products each month, providing more than 500,000 meals to people in need–the most vulnerable of our community–children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.

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