Local radio station, 100.3 the Peak and presenting sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico are hosting a city-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive to help the Storehouse. The event will be Friday, November 18, 2022, from 6 am to 6 pm in the parking lot at the Albertsons Market located at 10131 Coors Rd NW, on the westside of Albuquerque, between Cottonwood Mall and Alameda Blvd. The 100.3 The Peak morning show personalities Jackie, Tony, and Ryan will be broadcasting live onsite. Volunteers will be there to help people unload donations. The public is invited to drop by the Thanksgiving Food Drive to donate canned and shelf-stable foods to help local families.
What Kinds of Food Are Being Collected at the Thanksgiving Food Drive?
The Storehouse provides food to an average of 40,000 people a year so any shelf stable foods are appreciated. That said, glass jars are discouraged because they tend to break. Great items to give include canned stews or chunky, hearty soups. Of course, canned goods of all kinds are appreciated. Canned meats and tunas are good protein sources. In addition, peanut butter is very appreciated by the Storehouse clients. Canned vegetables and fruits are also a help.
Sponsors are Matching Financial Donations to the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
If people cannot make it out to the event, they can still help feed local families by donating on our website now through November 18, 2022. Click here to get to the Thanksgiving Food Drive donations page.
Every dollar people give to the Storehouse provides five meals. Thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, contributions will have double the impact. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is pitching in $25,000 in matching funds as the presenting sponsor. Furthermore, Guinness, Sandia Area Federal Credit Union, and American Home are also contributing to the Peak Thanksgiving Food Drive. In total, there is $45,000 in matching funds. Each organization involved is hoping that the public and other local businesses will step up to match those gifts to help this effort. “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has a longstanding commitment to addressing food insecurity in our state, and we are proud to support this Thanksgiving food drive for the Storehouse New Mexico.” said Janice Torrez, BCBSNM president.
The Storehouse relies on donations and volunteers to feed local families. Donations of food and money are critical. This November and December, we have several campaigns working to provide holidays without hunger for local families. If you need food during the holidays, information on the pantry services can be found on our Need Food page.
The Storehouse is thankful for the Peak for hosting the first ever Peak Thanksgiving Food Drive and for everyone who is taking part. Together, we can feed a lot of people this Thanksgiving and beyond.