The Food Depot is constantly striving to provide healthy and culturally appropriate foods in its nine county service area in northern New Mexico.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Nourish grant recently supported these efforts.
The last several months, staff and partners have been participating in training for a variety of topics to increase their knowledge on how to serve its communities better in these areas. Some examples of this work included reviewing the book, Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries by Katie Martin to diversity, equity and inclusion training and collaborating with partners for healthy and appropriate recipes.
During the development of its next strategic plan, The Food Depot hosted several work group meetings that included staff, community partners and volunteers. The discussions addressed many areas of hunger-relief work and heavily shaped the goals of a new, bold strategic plan for the food bank.
The grant also supported the purchases and transportation costs of regional produce boxes for distribution throughout northern New Mexico. Produce is a frequently requested item by partner agencies and clients and can be challenging to keep in stock.
Thank you, Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico for your continued commitment by investing in hunger-relief work!