The Las Conchas fire is the largest in state history, burning more than 61,000 acres and displacing many people in northern New Mexico, mostly residents of Los Alamos. The fire has also affected Santa Clara Pueblo, burning an estimated 6,000 acres of its watershed and cultural sites.
Even though the fire is still underway and first responders are working to put it out, The Food Depot food bank in Santa Fe, which to hunger needs in northern New Mexico, requests that food collections and food donations begin to slow.
“The wonderful response of the community both in the Santa Fe area and Albuquerque has been absolutely tremendous and appreciated. From individuals to food and retail donors, we are thankful to be is such a generous community and state.”
“At this point, we are asking for the community to focus on monetary donations. We have enough non-perishable food and water at The Food Depot to carry us through this disaster. However, we are asking the community to consider continuing to give monetary donations. We may need to purchase perishable items once our existing perishables are depleted. Having access to funds will help us purchase perishable food items requested by the feeding sites for fire fighters.”
Sherry Hooper, executive director of the Food Depot
There are three ways for you to donate money:
1) Santa Fe Food Depot’s Web site, Donations link
2) Through Roadrunner Food Bank’s website Donations link (be sure to check the box labeled “Las Conchas Fire”)
3) Text to Donate $10 – Text RRFB FIRE to 20222 (must include the space between RRFB and FIRE).