Employees donate more than $40,000 for hunger relief across Northern New Mexico

By David Moore | May 5, 2021

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Laboratory employees contributed money and muscle in the form of donations and community service hours to Northern New Mexico’s only food bank, The Food Depot. The nonprofit has faced unprecedented need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees donated $41,723 to The Food Depot as part of their annual food drive in April, an amount estimated to provide more than 166,000 meals to Northern New Mexicans facing food insecurity.

Laboratory employees have also contributed 233 community service hours to the organization in the last 12 months.

In the past year, The Food Depot has experienced a 30% increase in the number of Northern New Mexicans needing their services, and it’s heartening to see how Laboratory employees have risen to the occasion with their donations and community service.

Headquartered in Santa Fe, The Food Depot serves nine counties in Northern New Mexico: Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union.

“The Food Depot is so grateful to be able to translate Los Alamos National Laboratory’s support into meals for those experiencing hunger,” said Executive Director Sherry Hooper. “Such partnerships are truly what make our community stronger. Thank you for demonstrating such commitment and concern.”

Kathy Keith,
Director, Community Partnerships Office, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Kathy Keith