Deming – A nonprofit group and a Luna County farm have collaborated to send 2,000 pounds of pinto beans to Palomas, Mexico, for a food program benefiting three schools and up to 200 students.
Many of the students go to school without breakfast.
Border Partners, a nonprofit made up of U.S. and Mexican citizens, and Diaz Farms worked together on the project.
A director of Border Partners, Polly Edmunds, says the group got donations to buy the beans, which the farm sold at low cost.
The beans were delivered to Palomas last week, and will be cooked in solar cookers that Border Partners built at the schools.
Officials estimate the beans will make 10,000 servings.
Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com
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