Storehouse New Mexico In Need of Food Donations For Those in Need

Storehouse New Mexico is in urgent need of food donations for those in need in our community. They are seeking donations of canned fruits and vegetables, canned proteins such as tuna and meat, peanut butter, cans of soup and stews, and other non-perishable food items. If possible, canned food items should be pop-top for ease of opening, as many people do not have can openers immediately handy.
You can drop off food donations Monday – Saturday between 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at 106 Broadway SE. Donations can be dropped at the backdoor. To learn more about donations, visit: https://storehousenm.org/

Paratransit Board Seeks Advisory Members

Paratransit Board Seeks Advisory Members Members of the community are invited to become a part of ABQ RIDE’s Paratransit Advisory Board (PTAB). Sun Van is ABQ RIDE’s paratransit service. It provides accessible transportation to community members whose impairment makes it impossible to ride the fixed-route service. Those impacted by paratransit service are encouraged to join the advisory board. The members of this committee serve in an advisory role to the City of Albuquerque Transit Director and the department. Public meetings are held every other month to addresses a wide variety of matters relevant to the paratransit community. Meetings are held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every other month, on the third Tuesday of the month at the Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC), 100 1st St. SW. Members must be residents of the City of Albuquerque and able to attend the meetings. To apply to serve on PTAB, visit abqride.com. The next PTAB meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the ATC, on the second floor of the Santa Fe Conference Room. At this time there is an option for Zoom.

BioPark Teen Volunteer Orientation Happening this Saturday

Do you know of a teen between 14 and 18 interested in volunteering at the BioPark? Have them attend the upcoming Teen Volunteer Orientation this Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and Aquarium Education Building, 2601 Central NW. This orientation is specifically for teen volunteers who want to work at the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden or Tingley Beach. To apply for the orientation, visit: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1985852086

Junk Jog Event Invites Public to Exercise and Pick up Litter

You’re invited to join Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and the City’s Solid Waste Management Department on Saturday, October 23, for the third annual Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Junk Jog plogging event. Plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter, began several years ago as an organized activity in Sweden because of growing concerns about marine debris and litter. Keep Albuquerque Beautiful, alongside the City Solid Waste Management are bringing this trend back to the Southwest by inspiring Burquenos to help make our communities cleaner, safer, healthier and more beautiful. To register and to learn more, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/our-department/events/2021-junk-jog