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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Bradford County man strolling to lift cash for starvation

The 7th Annual PIVOT Walk for Hunger began a man’s 5-day, 160-mile journey, step-by-step, raising money for a local food bank.

MESHOPPING, Pennsylvania – If you drive down Route 6 in Wyoming and Bradford Counties, you might see a man walking down the street.

This man is Bill Frye from Troy, and he’s not leaving just because of his health.

Bill began his 7th annual PIVOT Walk for Hunger in Tunkhannock, the starting point of his 5-day, 100-mile journey.

“Today it’s 24 miles. The biggest day is Thursday and that’s 29 miles,” said Bill.

Last year he decided to go for Child Hunger Outreach Partners with offices in Towanda and Tunkhannock and raised almost $ 5,000 to help needy families with food, so he wanted to help again this year.

“They are doing a great job in our area just meeting the need and the need for food insecurity in our areas, which is a bigger problem that we are all familiar with,” said Bill.

Bill says he has already raised nearly $ 3,000 to help hack and the organizers say they are very grateful because every little bit helps.

“It’s almost overwhelming. You know, because people want to help, they just don’t know how to help and this is just one way he can bring everyone together and create awareness of what is going on and it’s just really just mind blowing. ” said Dani.

Dani Ruhf is Executive Director at CHOP and says that the demand has only increased since the non-profit organization started two years ago.

“We at least doubled the numbers from 2019, then 2020 came and it just went crazy, and now we’re starting to see that level drop, but it’s going to take so long for families to recover that the need just goes is constant. ” “Said Dani.

Bill understands this need, and it helps him stay motivated on his journey and hopes that someone else will feel the same in return.

“Anything we can do motivationally to get them more, more attention, more support, and everything they do,” said Bill.

Follow Bill’s journey on Facebook here.

If you want to donate, visit the PIVOT Walk for Hunger Donation Page.

Starvation Heroes! Foodbank challenges Hampton Roads organizations in meals, cash assortment competitors

For the fourth time, the Foodbank is holding its Hunger Heroes competition in southeast Virginia and the east coast. The demand for food is increasing in the region.

NORFOLK, VA. The Southeast Virginia Foodbank continues to confuse the question of how people can donate food and money to feed Hampton Roads neighbors struggling with food insecurity.

Hunger heroes is a food and fundraising contest open to local businesses, sports teams, clubs, youth groups, and families, starting on May 17th and culminating on June 11th.

Participants earn points for every pound of food donated or dollars raised, as well as other activities – such as volunteering, coordinating a food drive, posting on social media, and helping other teams register.

These points are added at the end of the competition and the organization with the most points wins.

Emma Inman, vice president of programs and development at the food bank, said Hampton Roads is no stranger to food security.

Foodbank expects food insecurity to increase by 17% for individuals and by 18% for children in southeast Virginia and the east coast in 2021 compared to 2019.

“We distributed about 17 million pounds of food at Hampton Roads during the pandemic. The average amount of food we distributed in the pre-pandemic years was typically 15 million,” Inman said. “This number only shows the great need in our region.”

Inman said it was a way to stir up excitement in a helpful effort, saying, “We want a little edge. This competition picks up on that spirit and puts everyone in a really friendly competition in order to be able to help our neighbors.”

At the end of the competition, the Foodbank will count donations and distribute them to families and individuals in Hampton Roads.

Inman said you still have time to check in before Monday. If you want to involve your organization, Click here.