April 15, 2015 — Agency Relations Council Meeting Friday

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SANTA FE –€” Staff members from The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico’€™s food bank will be conducting an Agency Relations Council (ARC) meeting at the Las Vegas School Administration boardroom, from noon to 2 p.m., at 901 Douglas Ave., in Las Vegas, N.M on April 17. The goal of ARC is to end hunger San Miguel County by increasing food distribution to people in need. This meeting is to continue the ongoing goals, networking and recognizing gaps for partner agencies.

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

The ARC assists partner agencies by working with them by pooling resources and identifying new opportunities for networking, development strategies and training. Bringing community agencies together through committees. One committee’€™s success was from Las Vegas San Miguel Hunger Partnership. The committee organized a city-wide food drive, and collected 5,342 pounds of food to be distributed in their community.

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to participate, please contact Viola Lujan, program manager for The Food Depot, at 505-471-1633, ext. 11. Visit 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.