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Food drive efforts much appreciated

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Harvest Ministries of Roswell wants to thank our local letter carriers of the United States Postal Service and the community of Roswell for the overwhelmingly successful annual Letter Carriers Food Drive that took place May 12. We have tallied all of the totals and this was a record-breaking year, bringing in almost three times the amounts received in each of the previous four years.

This year, the citizens of Roswell donated and the letter carriers spent extra hours and extra trips picking up 16,126 pounds of food for our local food pantries. That is around 500 pounds of food per letter carrier. Thank you also to Navajo Refineries, who donated all of the paper sacks for southeastern New Mexico.

While this is the largest one-day food drive in the nation, we are ever so thankful for the local food drives that are held to benefit the needy in our community throughout the year. Businesses, hospitals, churches and organizations keep our shelves stocked year round.

A special thanks also to the Roswell ISD and ENMU-R students, teachers and administration who brought in over 5,000 pounds of food during this last school year.

As always, we are grateful beyond words to our wonderful community of kind and generous neighbors. Many blessings in return.

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Pastor Mark Green
Executive director,
Harvest Ministries

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