Sorting It Out At LA Cares

Back Row: Diane & Evan Noveroske (LA Cares), Lisa Caldwell, Pete Carson, Mary Martucci, Kim Sherwood (Leadership Los Alamos). Front Row: Carie Fanning, Kirsten Bell (Leadership Los Alamos), Jeanne Butler (LA Cares). Courtesy photo
 
LA Cares News:
 
Most of us have provided food donations to LA Cares, but did you know there are other ways to help our local food bank? 
 
Once donations are delivered to LA Cares, the work has only just begun for this charitable organization. All of those generous donations must first be sorted before being distributed. 
 
Last Tuesday evening, many members of this year’s Leadership Los Alamos class found themselves helping LA Cares in a different way than usual – by attending a Sorting Party. With real work to be done contributing to the mission of LA Cares, this sorting party was a fun evening of service-minded individuals full of laughter and high spirits. 
 
In 2016, LA Cares provided close to 1,000 food boxes to families in need of food assistance. This service takes serious community support. Besides the food donations, volunteers are needed to help prepare the food donations for distribution. 
 
In particular, LA Cares is looking for strong volunteers that may help with heavy lifting, as well as groups to organize sorting parties. This would be a great activity for one of the many social groups (Bunco, book club, poker group, etc.) in town to participate.
 
LA Cares and Leadership Los Alamos encourage the community to find ways to give back. By volunteering for LA Cares, applying for Leadership Los Alamos, or latching onto one of the many local service opportunities, you are positively impacting your community. 
 
For more information about volunteering with LA Cares, call 505.661.8015. To apply for Leadership Los Alamos, contact Terry Priestly at tpriestley@lanl.gov.
 
LA Cares food donations. Courtesy photo
 
LA Cares volunteers sort food donations. Courtesy photo
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