Campus Ministry staff and students are once again hosting Lunch Bunch for a Cause on Monday September 12th and 26th. Over the years, this event has brought together students and parishioners looking for a good, filing meal; a local, national, or global cause; and Campus Ministry students working in the Newman kitchen. The meal is prepared and served in lieu of the regular Lunch Bunch menu and diners are asked to offer at least the same amount they would typically pay for Lunch Bunch, $2 for students and $4 for all others. Of course, any extra donations are appreciated! We will be serving Beef Burritos smothered in a Green Chile sauce, rice, beans and desert.
This semester, all proceeds will benefit The Aggie Cupboard. The Aggie Cupboard offers emergency food assistance to NMSU and DACC students, staff and faculty. It is located in Regents Row, Room B114 on the main campus, with food distribution on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 pm. As the majority of the food offered for distribution comes from community donations, all funds raised from our Lunch Bunch for a Cause will meet a direct need. While conversing with Lori Martinez, NMSU social worker who oversees the Aggie Cupboard, we identified another potential area for collaboration. We figured we could get the word out about this great Newman ministry outreach to those in our campus community in most need by offering a pre-paid meal ticket that could be distributed in Aggie Cupboard food bags. By doing so, students in need who don’t typically come to Lunch Bunch might come and having enjoyed a meal and the warm hospitality offered by LB volunteers would return themselves and maybe invite a friend or two! If you would like to assist in our efforts, come by on Monday between 11 and 1:15, or contact me via the parish office (575-522-6202) to purchase pre-paid meal tickets.