People were already lined up when we arrived in each of three small towns around Palomas yesterday for our monthly food distribution. By the time we left Entronque, the last stop, we had given out 101 baskets filled with food which would feed 362 adults and children who are having trouble right now making ends meet.
The baskets contained rice, beans, flour, milk, potatoes and fresh vegetables from Border Partners’ gardens! The people are very grateful. One of the recipients – a woman with six children – wrote us a note to thank us:
Thanks from the heart
I am very grateful for the help that you have given me. This last year I had high expenses due to my cancer treatments. I sell used clothing, do cleaning and make bread to sell. My older daughters work part time, but are full time students and money is really stretched. BP and the foods baskets have been a blessing to us. We truly appreciate all of you!”
Already in 2021, Border Partners has given 1,430 food baskets to families and seniors in Palomas and the surrounding communities (Modelo, Entoronque and Victoria). Many individuals and groups have assisted with this effort.
- Paso del Norte Health Foundation,
- the UU Fellowship in Silver City, and
- many individuals have given us money to buy food.
- Churches in Colorado and
- Colores United in Deming (NM) have given us filled boxes.
- Grocery stores in Palomas give us a discount.
- Diaz Farms in Deming gives us dry beans.
The families are very grateful. We truly appreciate all of you.