Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Executive Director of Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program, Lorenzo Alba Jr. He says that "Feeding America" partners throughout the nation have designated September as "Hunger Awareness Month." Casa de Peregrinos calls it "Hunger Action Month." Wear orange on September 14th, "National Hunger Action Day," to raise awareness about hunger in our area.
Casa de Peregrinos has been serving our community for over 40 years. Their flagship pantry is located in the Community of Hope at 999 W. Amador Avenue in Las Cruces. He says that in the last few years they have added 20 additional pantries including mobile food pantries to reach people who do not have transportation, with rural pantries in - Anthony, Berino, Butterfield, Doña Ana, Garfield, Hatch, La Mesa, Mesquite, Radium Springs, Rincon, Tortugas, and Vado.
More information is available on their website – www.casadeperegrinos.org, or on Facebook at Casa de Peregrinos (Emergency Food Program).