Letter to Editor: Food banks need support during holiday season



The holiday season is almost upon us, reminding us of the needs of all the food banks in the San Luis Valley. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, our local food banks all experience increased demand as families strive to provide their families with holiday fare.

At the Del Norte food bank which serves both Del Norte and South Fork, we try to provide everything a household would need to make a delicious holiday meal in addition to food staples such as breakfast cereal, rice, pasta, etc. Especially needed this year are turkeys/turkey breasts and whole or half hams. We can be contacted by telephone at 719-850-2643, and monetary donations may be sent to Del Norte Food Bank, PO Box 72, Del Norte, CO 81132.

Needs of all the food banks tend to be similar, and we ask that all items be unopened and not past their expiration date. We would suggest that you donate to your local food bank. Thank you all for your generous donations which will be a huge help for many families in our communities.
Becky Hand, Del Norte Emergency Food Bank Director

For more information, please contact your local food bank.

  • Center: 719-496-1653
  • Creede: 719-658-2416
  • Del Norte: 719-850-2643
  • Monte Vista: 719-655-2537

Jack Hunt

Del Norte