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Food Bank Faces Critical Shortages

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is facing a food shortage and has already begun to ration supplies to the agencies they supply. 
   
Food supplies are low and the shelves are half full, making it harder for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico to continue to service their 174 agencies. So they are asking for your help. 

"We are depending on our neighbors for the postal worker can food drive we hope that you'll remember to put cans out by your mailbox to bolster the supplies that are rapidly dwindling here at the food bank." said Executive Director Nancy Taylor.

Taylor also says this is the lowest their food supply has ever been. This year the food bank has only received 36,000 pounds of food, compared to 130,000 pounds compared to this time last year. 

"Our largest need are shelf stable items that are so difficult to come by. We need cereal, we need pasta, rice, pinto beans. All of those things you use in your home we will be grateful for."

According to Taylor high gas prices are the reason for the increase in food prices, making it harder for people to donate and to replace food, hurting families in need the most. 

"We've already began limiting them and now all we can hope for is the farm bill to bail us out."
  
Any donation you can make can be mailed or brought directly to the food bank at 2217 E. Brady St., Clovis, NM 88101 or call 575-763-6130.

If you live in Clovis food items can be delivered to Albertson's, Stansell's, S & S and Lowe's Supermarkets. 
    

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