Dear Newman Community,
NMSU recently held a street fair event called Peek of Las Cruces. The idea is to give students a ‘peek’ of our community. This year the event also included a food drive competition to support Aggie Cupboard, the NMSU food pantry. Student organizations gathered food the last few weeks then built a New Mexico landmark themed ‘canstruction’ on the day of the event. Newman students participated, using food purchased with funds raised through Lunch Bunch for a Cause. Our Balloon Fiesta themed canstruction ended up taking two of three prizes– People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice! A big thank you to all student and resident parishioners who came to eat at our Lunch Bunch for a Cause meals earlier this semester. With your support we were able to purchase nearly $400 worth of food for the Aggie Cupboard.
The Aggie Cupboard provides free emergency food assistance to NMSU and DACC students, faculty and staff. Do you know someone in need of food? Fall distribution hours are Wednesday & Thursday from 3-6pm. Bring your NMSU ID. Want to make an additional donation to the Aggie Cupboard? Food donation drop offs are Thursdays from 9am-Noon at Regents Row B115. If you need to arrange an alternate drop off time, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make a financial contribution through the NMSU Foundation. Go to http://giving.nmsu.edu and specify that your gift is for the Aggie Cupboard.
It is a scandal that there is still hunger and malnutrition in the world! It is not just a question of responding to immediate emergencies, but of addressing together, at all levels, a problem that challenges our personal and social conscience, in order to achieve a just and lasting solution.
–Pope Francis, 10/16/13
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