WHEN THE OPERATION STARTED
Lincoln County Food Bank opened its doors in July 1986. A concerned group of local citizens concluded that there existed an ongoing need for a food pantry to serve people experiencing hunger. The Lincoln County Food Bank is a 501C (3) organization directed and operated totally by volunteers with NO paid staff. The Food Bank receives NO government assistance. A volunteer Board of Directors, meeting 4-6 times annually, governs the Food Bank operation. Without the dedication of our board and numerous volunteers, the food bank could not exist!
THE OPERATION EVOLVED
In 2014, Lincoln County Food Bank joined forces with Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico in Albuquerque, a member of Feeding America that delivers to us free of charge. This partnership allows us to purchase some food items at a reduced price and in larger quantities.
In addition, we are currently able to purchase in bulk from our local grocery stores Albertson’s and Thriftway. These local stores also collaborate in helping to meet the food insecurity needs of our community by donating items as they can. We are grateful for the dedication they have shown in partnering with us to feed our neighbors.
There are several local organizations and businesses, that hold annual food drives for the food bank and that is a huge part of our ability to continue serving our neighbors in need.
It is our compassionate community that keeps us going.