Saturday, April 21, 2018

A 'Foodraiser' to Benefit a Parish Pantry and Rio Grande Food Project

Terry and Jeannette Dunbar have known Ari Herring since she was a youth.That close relationship led to a conversation on a common interest: feeding the hungry in our community.

Ari happens to be the director of Rio Grande Food Project, and Jeanette is a member of the Social Concerns Ministry at St. John XXIII Catholic Community.  So, Terry, Jeannette and Ari decided to host a joint fundraiser that will benefit both the RGFP and the Food Pantry at St. John XXIII. 

Here are details for the event, which they called a "Foodraiser," which will be held at:

The Home of Terry and Jeannette Dunbar
13600 Cedarbrook Ave NE (map)
Saturday, May 19. 
6:00 P.M.

Come share food and beverages and bid on Silent Auction items.

Donate one or more of the following to gain admission to the foodraiser. 1)$20  2) non-perishable food items, 3) a silent auction item

If you choose option 1, you can pay in advance (and RSVP) via this site 

Donations to St. John XXIII Pantry
The food pantry at St. John XXIII is often in need of food items, particularly outside the traditional Thanksgiving-Christmas donation period. Parishioners are generous, but they have difficulty stocking the pantry this time of year. Many individuals feel that there is no hunger in this part of Albuquerque (near the corner of Montgomery and Tramway), but this could not be further from the truth. There are many apartments and many are government subsidized housing in the area.

Ari Herring at End Hunger Summit 2017
The Rio Grande Food Project is  the largest food pantry on Albuquerque’s west side, serving an average of 4,260 kids, adults, and seniors every month. The organization sources locally grown, donated, rescued, and purchased foods to provide groceries to households facing financial challenge while also connecting people to community resources and opportunities to maximize limited budgets and reduce and prevent food-insecurity. The Food Project also sees a large influx of clients throughout the summer months.

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