Las Cruces meals financial institution holds starvation strike to boost cash

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A Las Cruces food bank, Casa de Peregrinos, is holding its annual hunger strike Thursday.

This is the third year of the hunger strike, which is also a fundraiser. Fasting starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Friday at 8:00 a.m.

“This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to the people who are affected by food insecurity in our communities,” said Lorenzo Alba, Executive Director of CdP.

According to Casa de Perigrinos, the goal is to raise $ 50,000 to help the community. With a total of 50 people participating in the fast.

“It is very important to us to share our own personal hunger experiences as we stand up for our mission at Casa de Peregrinos. These personal stories make this event such a unique event and fundraiser, ”said Alba.

The event is sponsored by El Paso Electric, Western Sky Community Care, and Century Bank.

For more information, you can contact Bianca Menchaca at bjmenchaca81@gmail.com or at 915-449-8029.

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Las Cruces police obtain stories of film prop cash getting used as forex

LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces police received two reports over the weekend of movie props that were approved as legal tender over the weekend, a press release said Monday.

In the press release, police stated that movie props may look like real currency, but in most cases they don’t have the same texture.

According to the police, movie prop bills are usually slightly smaller in size than the actual currency. It usually also has wording identifying it as a fake currency. For example, movie prop money typically reads:

  • “For use in films only” at the top of the bill.
  • The word “copy” is usually printed on both sides of the invoice.
  • “This notice is not legal tender” or “For film use only” is usually printed on one or more sides of the invoice.
  • Often the name of the president is left out or changed.
  • The serial numbers are often the same for all movie props.

It is not illegal to have money for movie props. However, passing on movie props or an illegal currency could be classified as a criminal offense or federal crime depending on its use, police said.

Anyone who receives suspected prop money or illegally made invoices in actual currency should call the police immediately at 575-526-0795.