Santa Fe food pantry desperate for donations

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A food pantry that feeds nearly 2,000 Santa Fe students and their families is on the brink of running out.

“Food is an incredible resource and it’s something that we need,” said Rose Sanchez, an employee with Santa Fe Public School’s Adelante Program.

The Adelante program helps feed and clothe families who are fighting homelessness.

“Our families qualify if they have housing instability, utility disconnect or {an} eviction notice,” said Sanchez.

The program’s coordinator, Gaile Herling, says donations have been steadily declining since the holidays.

Herling showed KRQE News 13 their food pantry. The pantry is mostly empty, only a handful of cans of beans, green beans and tomatoes remain.

“We’ll be out by the end of next week,” said Herling.

Herling and Sanchez posted pictures of their empty pantry on their Facebook page, asking for donations. They say it did help a little bit.

“People have even sent us food from as far away as Ohio,” said Herling.

However, they still are in desperate need of donations.

Herling says they need canned foods, pasta, peanut butter and other foods rich in protein the most.

If you would like to donate, click here to contact Adelante.

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