Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Lenten Almsgiving! As of last Sunday, donations of food items and funds have equaled 98 food distributions. There are still a couple of weeks left in the Lenten season to keep working towards the goal to serve 250 families. Another component of the Lenten Almsgiving is to share information about the two food pantries we regularly support. Two weeks ago, I shared some info on La Bodega, our parish food pantry. This time, I’d like to share some information on the Aggie Cupboard, which is the emergency food pantry on campus.
Over the Fall 2016 semester, the Aggie Cupboard served 297 clients and distributed 441 bags of food. Since Aggie Cupboard began serving the NMSU community in October of 2012, they have distributed 3,237 bags of food. The Mission of the Aggie Cupboard is to provide free emergency food assistance to the NMSU community, including Las Cruces and DACC students, faculty, and staff. We do this through the work of NMSU staff and students, and the generous food and financial contributions of NMSU and the local community. We endeavor to create an atmosphere of care, concern, and support for those in our campus community who may be struggling with a lack of food. We also work to educate the campus on the prevalence of food insecurity and hunger. (From Aggie Cupboard website).
Thanks again for your generous support and partnership in responding to the needs of our local community!