Friday, November 11, 2016

Help Bring a Thanksgiving Meal to 120 Families in the Albuquerque Area

Help Equals Hope is collecting non-perishable food items for food boxes for approximately 120 families this Thanksgiving week, when many students have inadequate nutrition while school is closed for the holiday.  Help Equals Hope is a program of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, America's Children. The organization works with educators and service providers to identify those they know who are in need.

"Along with being part of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’s Community Alliance, we also partner with a network of teachers, social workers, law enforcement and other agencies to identify families who are need," said Hope Equals Hope executive director Laura Burnett.

"Please join us by donating any of the following items: Turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, black olives, sweet potatoes, gravy (mix or jar), canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, 1 lb. bags of rice, desserts, drink mix and bread," said Burnett.

Another easy way to help organizers with the purchase of turkeys and other food stuffs is to buy a gift card at Smith's, Walmart or Albertson's, and mail it to:

     Help Equals Hope
     P.O. Box 66765
     Albuquerque, NM 87193

Include a note saying this is for the Thanksgiving food drive. And if you or your organization (or circle of friends or family) would like to donate turkeys the week of Thanksgiving, please contact Laura Bennett directly: ( or call her at 715-0091.

Please visit the Hope Equals Hope website to learn more about this wonderful organization. They also hold a school supply drive annually, providing backpacks of school supplies for children whose parents can't afford to purchase them, and they gather monetary and in-kind donations year-round.

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