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Nonprofit awarded $20K for new truck

This is one of two trucks St. Felix Pantry is looking to replace. The nonprofit uses these trucks to provide food to more than 400 households in Cuba, Jemez and Peña Blanca. (Stephen Montoya/Rio Rancho Observer)

This is one of two trucks St. Felix Pantry is looking to replace. The nonprofit uses these trucks to provide food to more than 400 households in Cuba, Jemez and Peña Blanca. (Stephen Montoya/Rio Rancho Observer)

The Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation has awarded St. Felix Pantry in Rio Rancho $20,000 to help the organization buy a new food truck.

bright spotManuel Casias, spokesman for St. Felix Pantry, said in a news release that the pantry is in need of a slightly newer used truck to replace two older food trucks that are need of constant repairs.

“The primary use of the new truck will be for our mobile food pantry that visits various food deserts throughout Sandoval County,” Casias said. “As of today, we are now providing food to over 400 households in Cuba, Jemez and Peña Blanca.”

Casias said the pantry still needs an additional $8,500 before it can reach its goal of buying the new truck.

St. Felix Pantry provides food, clothing, household items and referral services to people in need. For more information about the nonprofit, call 505-270-1366 or email mcasias@stfelixpantry.org.

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