Sandians donate food and supplies to Zuni Pueblo mobile pantry
Between May 2-9, more than 200 pounds of beans, 150 pounds of rice and nearly 300 rolls of toilet paper were delivered to Zuni Pueblo by Sandia’s American Indian Outreach Committee. The group also delivered canned goods, facemasks, cases of water and prayers.
The committee asked Zuni leaders what was needed most that could come from Albuquerque. Monetary donations exceeding $1,200 were collected and shopping promptly commenced.
Items totaling nearly $1,100 were delivered to Zuni’s Emergency Mobile Pantry and are being distributed to elders and pueblo members most in need while under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through New Mexico’s hard-hit McKinley County. Leftover cash donations will be given to the Zuni Emergency Mobile Pantry accountant.
“AIOC is so much more than a committee, it is family,” said committee member Robert Yawakie, also a member of Zuni Pueblo. “We are comprised of many nations, pueblos and tribes, yet we share a common bond and are always giving to help our communities.”