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November 30, 2018


by TALON Staff

According to TALON sources, a friendly competition between Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington, and San Juan County, has collected 11,951 pounds of food for ECHO Food Bank. To keep the competition fair, the amount of food collected is converted into a per-employee weight. Aztec won the coveted Mr. Potato Head Trophy for the sixth year in a row by collecting 23.45 pounds of food per employee.

Collected items included staples like canned corn, rice, and bottled water, as well as more than 600 pounds of frozen turkeys delivered by Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal.

"This comes at a great time. It helps to get holiday boxes--for Thanksgiving and Christmas--ready for families," said Kirk Denetclaw, ECHO Food Program Manager. "With these items, it will replenish us ahead of the holiday season."

"One can makes a difference in helping others," said Doreen Thomas, Administrative Assistant to San Juan County's Juvenile Services and organizer of the ECHO Food Drive Challenge.

ECHO Food Bank always accepts donations, especially of peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits, cereal, cereal bars, pudding cups, and in this season, holiday meal items. Bring donations to 401 S. Commercial in Farmington. More information about needed items is online at Echolnc.org.


City or county followed by: pounds collected; pounds per employee; number of employees.

Aztec: 2,040; 23.45; 87

Bloomfield: 1,147; 16.62; 69

Farmington: 1,115; 1.51; 739

San Juan: 7,649; 11.52; 664

Good work all!


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