Thank you all!
CdP is able to operate efficiently and effectively in part because of its diverse financial base. It relies on government, businesses, religious and civic organizations, foundations, and private individuals. Contributions to CdP are well balanced, and its financial statements reflect the strong support from private individuals and organizations. (Figure 2)
Government sources include the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, (EFSP), formerly known as FEMA.
We receive generous support from a large number of foundations, among them The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, the Devasthali Family Foundation, the Carl C. Anderson Sr., and Marie Jo Anderson Foundation, Monsanto, the Walmart State Giving Foundation, El Paso Electric Foundation, and others. We depend heavily, as well, upon monetary donations from businesses, churches, and service organizations and social clubs. Individual contributions make up a large part of our funding.
Much of the food we distribute comes from Roadrunner Food Bank, purchased at a reduced rate and sometimes given to us outright, and our Food Rescue Program, in which local grocery stores donate items they can no longer sell but are still safe to eat. In 2017, Food Rescue donations totaled 1.2 million pounds of food, worth a total of over $2 million.
A BIG thank you to our Food Rescue partners: Walmart, Sprouts, Target, Natural Grocers, Mountain View Market, Los Altos Ranch Market, and White Sands Missile Range. We also receive food donations from the following local produce companies: J & D Produce (Deming), Adams Produce (Hatch), Diaz Farm (Deming). Thank you!
We also benefit from food drives sponsored by organizations and private individuals in this area. Examples include school or business sponsored food drives, the annual Postal Carriers Food
Drive, the Bataan Memorial March, and other food drives, from backyard gardens and area farmers. We are grateful to you all!
Again, our profoundest thanks all our supporters!
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