Los Alamos National Laboratory employees donate more than $40,000 to Santa Fe’s Food Depot for hunger relief across Northern

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 21, 2021—Los Alamos National Laboratory employees donated $41,723 to The Food Depot as part of their annual food drive last week, estimated to provide more than 166,000 meals to Northern New Mexicans facing food insecurity. Laboratory employees have also contributed 233 community service hours to the organization in the last 12 months.

“In the past year, The Food Depot has experienced a 30 percent increase in the number of Northern New Mexicans needing their services,” said Laboratory Director Thom Mason. “I am pleased to know that Laboratory employees have risen to the occasion with their donations and community service.”

Headquartered in Santa Fe, The Food Depot serves nine counties in Northern New Mexico: Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union.

The Food Depot distributes an estimated 6.2 million pounds of food each year.

“The Food Depot is so grateful to be able to translate Los Alamos National Laboratory’s support into meals for those experiencing hunger,” said Executive Director Sherry Hooper. “Such partnerships are truly what make our community stronger. Thank you for demonstrating such commitment and concern.”

Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Food Depot is not accepting donations of groceries at this time and respectfully asks for your financial contributions instead. Donate here: https://www.thefooddepot.org/donate-to-general-operations/

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