March 23, 2015 — Calling All Green Thumbs and Gardeners

SANTA FE –€” The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico’s food bank, is asking all local gardeners to “€œPlant A Row for the Hungry” in their garden for those in need. The Plant A Row initiative assists The Food Depot in its goal to increase the amount of fresh produce distributed this year. Produce is always in high demand, and provides nutritional benefits that may be lacking in packaged or processed foods.

Whether the garden is big or small, consider planting an extra row to help those hungry in Northern New Mexico. Tomatoes, zucchini or pole beans–The Food Depot welcomes your donation. Everyone can make a difference.

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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