Santa Fe New Mexican - - LOCAL & REGION -

Sev­eral com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­trib­ute to those in need dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Here are some ways to help:

The Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Let­ter Car­ri­ers and the U.S. Postal Ser­vice will host a com­mu­ni­ty­wide food drive Nov. 17. Fill a bag with non­per­ish­able foods and leave it near your mailbox.

Bien­venidos Out­reach, which serves lunches to the home­less and food bas­kets to low-in­come fam­i­lies, is seek­ing vol­un­teers dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son, along with do­na­tions of house­hold goods, cloth­ing and per­sonal care items. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 505-986-0583.

Kitchen An­gels seeks vol­un­teers to pre­pare and de­liver meals over the hol­i­days. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 505-471-7780, ext. 2, or send an email to info@kitchenan­

Del Norte Credit Union is col­lect­ing coats of all sizes to help at-risk youth across North­ern New Mex­ico. Drop off new or gen­tly used coats through Nov. 30 at any branch. This year, the Esper­anza Shel­ter, St. El­iz­a­beth Shel­ter’s Casa Fa­milia and the Ade­lante Pro­gram of Santa Fe Pub­lic Schools will re­ceive the coats.

St. El­iz­a­beth Shel­ter will be serv­ing meals to men who stay there for Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas. If you’d like to bring in a dish, call 505-982-6611.

The Food De­pot is specif­i­cally look­ing for frozen tur­keys and hams lead­ing up to Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas. Drop-off lo­ca­tions are listed at the­food­de­ food-drives. Mone­tary do­na­tions are also wel­come.

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