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Turkey time


Donations benefit New Mexico families

SHARING IS CARING — Materials scientist Tina Nenoff drops off turkeys at Sandia for Roadrunner Food Bank. (Photo by Katrina Wagner)

Sandia hosted the annual Take a Frozen Turkey to Work Day on Nov. 16 in partnership with Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, Roadrunner Food Bank, local churches and pantries. Turkeys and monetary donations were collected for New Mexicans needing assistance this holiday season.

Employees from the Labs and the credit union, along with credit union members, donated a total of 181 turkeys. In addition, $6,100 was raised for Roadrunner Food Bank through the nonprofit’s corporate donation website.

Roadrunner Food Bank received 118 of the turkeys that were donated at Sandia Labs and the Juan Tabo Boulevard and Paseo Del Norte credit union branches.

Sixty-three of the turkeys were donated at credit union branches located on Jefferson Street and Ellison Road in Albuquerque, and in Los Lunas, Edgewood and Rio Rancho. Turkeys collected at those branches were given to Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley, Bethel Storehouse, St. Felix Pantry and Rio Grande Food Project.

GIVING SEASON — From left, Labs Director James Peery, Associate Labs Director Rita Gonzales and Associate Labs Director Doug Bruder help unload frozen turkeys donated to Roadrunner Food Bank. (Photo by Lonnie Anderson)

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