It was ‘Fill the Van’ day at two local grocery stores

ALAMOSA—The Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley accepted donations at drop off sites located at both the Safeway and City Market Alamosa locations as part of La Puente’s Hunger Week.


Shoppers at both locations had the option to pick up an extra food item for the drive and cash donations were also accepted. Daria Fortin, Americorps member at La Puente pointed out that the food bank accepts food donations of any variety during the event.  However, some of the particular health conscious items that the food bank is seeking include:

Grains such as brown/wild rice, quinoa, bulgur, whole wheat grain pasta, whole grain cereal, old fashioned rolled oats

Produce such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit canned in 100% juice, canned vegetables, with low sodium, dried fruit

Proteins such as fresh meats, canned fish, canned chicken, nuts with no salt, dried beans, dried lentils, canned low sodium beans, non-hydrogenated and nut butters.

More information on the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley can be found at or by calling (719) 589-4567.

Hunger week continues tonight with the “Advocacy Happy Hour at SquarePeg Brewerks.