January 18, 2016 — The Food Depot Launches Mobile Food Pantry in Los Alamos

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SANTA FE –€” A new food distribution will begin in Los Alamos through The Food Depot’s Mobile Food Pantry program on Jan. 22, 2016.

Low-income residents of Los Alamos County can pick up food from noon to 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 715 Methodist Church (behind the Lemon Lot). Participants will need to complete a basic application.

“According to Map the Meal Gap 2015, nearly 2,400 people are food insecure in Los Alamos county,”€ said Sherry Hooper, executive director for The Food Depot. “With this additional emergency food distribution, we hope to reach low-income families who may not be accessing current help available to them.”

The food distribution will continue every fourth Friday of the month at the same time and location.

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, shelters, youth programs, senior centers, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters. 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 335,000 meals to people in need–the most vulnerable of our community–children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.