Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Food Drive on the Santa Fe Express

It's carrying food.  

In fact, barrels of food.  

But it's not a cargo train.   

It's the New Mexico Rail Runner, and it's a passenger commuter train.  

The barrels are placed on the train for riders to deposit their donations of non-perishable food items to The Storehouse between now and Monday, November 22.  

I guess you could call it the Food Drive for Thanksgiving. And by the way, the headline could have easily read, Food Drive on the Belen Express, because many people commute south instead of north.

So what are you waiting for?  Take a ride up to Santa Fe or Belen or points in between and deposit your non-perishable food items in the barrels. 

Or if you want a formal invitation, here it is:

NM Rail Runner Express/Storehouse Food Drive
WHEN: Monday, November 8th through Monday, November 22nd
             (Applies to all regular weekday service, as well as weekend trains.)

WHAT TO BRING: A non-perishable food item.

WHERE TO BRING IT: Deposit non-perishable food items into any Storehouse collection barrel on all Rail Runner trains.

WHO IT BENEFITS: People served by assistance provided through the Storehouse of Greater Albuquerque.

The holidays can be difficult for much of our community, therefore the Rail Runner Express will begin collecting non-perishable food items starting November 8th - November 22nd. All donations collected will benefit the Storehouse of Greater Albuquerque. Food barrels will be available on every train set.
Contacts: Augusta Meyers, MRCOG (Mid-Region Council of Governments)  Communications Manager at (505) 239-8612, ameyers@mrcog-nm.gov

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