Here’s a look at today’s news:
Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School students have organized a mobile food pantry that can travel to different schools in Deming distributing food to families in need. The project started as a food pantry for Cesar Chavez students and their families two years ago through the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. The project was such a success, the students decided to expand the program to travel to other local schools. Two other local organizations assisted the students, the Deming Elks Lodge 2750, and just coming on board, the Deming Moose Lodge 2088. The Roadrunner food bank brought in approximately 2500 pounds of food that can be made into 30 to 50 boxes for families.
The PNM Good Neighbor Fund Program will host an assistance event in Silver City from 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. this Saturday at the Saint Francis Newman Center, located at 914 West 13th Street in Silver City. Funded through generous donations from PNM employees, PNM shareholders, and the general public, the PNM Good Neighbor Fund serves as an emergency assistance program for PNM customers facing an unexpected financial hardship and in addition, may help to cover part or all of a past-due PNM bill. Individuals wishing to explore this program must bring the following: identification of for all adults in the home; identification for all children in the home such as birth certificates, shot records; and paperwork proving that you were approved by the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Program during the 2018 calendar year.
The public is encouraged to attend “The State of Your Hospital” presentation tomorrow night at 6:00 P.M. at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center in Silver City. The Gila Regional Medical Center administration and Board of Trustees will present the current state of affairs and present future strategies to the public.
This year’s “Give Grandly! Give Local!” event held in Downtown Silver City at the season opening of the Farmer’s Market proved to be a success by raising over $140,000 for over 50 non- profits located in the four-county area. The event was sponsored by the Grant County Community Foundation and the Southwest New Mexico Non-Profit Coalition. Most of the organizations that participated raised enough funds to receive a $250 match from the Community Foundation, with the possibility of receiving up to $500 this year. Donations can be made through the end of the week by visiting give grandly dot org.