September 10, 2018
For Immediate Release
Sept. 10, 2018
FirstLight Sun Bowl Food Drive Helping to Feed Hungry in the Borderland
EL PASO, Texas - The Sun Bowl Association and FirstLight Federal Credit Union have teamed up with the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, Casa De Peregrinos and Town Square Media to feed the hungry in the Borderland. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at various locations throughout El Paso and Las Cruces from Sept. 10 through Nov. 5, 2018.
"FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the Sun Bowl Association recognized the need in our communities and have joined forces with Townsquare Media and the El Pasoans Fight Hunger Food Bank to help satisfy that need," said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas.
Collection bins are located at all FirstLight Federal Credit Union branches in El Paso and the Sun Bowl Association office (4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100). There are also collection bins located at the three FirstLight Federal Credit Union locations in Las Cruces.
"It’s a privilege to give back to the communities that we serve, and by partnering with the Sun Bowl Association, we want to collect as much food as possible," said Natalia Flores, Marketing Manager for FirstLight Federal Credit Union. "As we get closer to the holidays, we are asking the community to come together and donate to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank and Casa De Peregrinos, so they can give directly to those in need."
Those donating can register to win a prize pack of four tickets to the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade breakfast and two tickets to the 2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl football game on Dec. 31, 2018 at noon (MT). Donors can register at any of the FirstLight branches as well as the SBA Office. The last day to donate and to register to win is Nov. 5.
FirstLight and the SBA encourages donors to "give the good stuff," meaning that donations should include the type of food that have the most impact at a pantry-such as peanut butter, canned tuna fish, and canned vegetables-rather than less nutritious snack items or even simply those foods from the back of the cabinet that rarely get eaten.
Supporters and donors can keep up with the success and excitement of the FirstLight Sun Bowl Food Drive and all the efforts of all participants by following on Social Media (Facebook: Hyundai Sun Bowl & FirstLight FCU; Instagram: @HyundaiSunBowl and @firstlightfcu).
List of acceptable donations:
*Non-perishable items only
Canned Meat (ham, tuna, meat spread)
Chunky Soups & Beef Stew
Macaroni & Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce (in a can)
Dry Cereal & Oatmeal
Rice & Beans
Canned Vegetables & Fruits
100% Fruit Juice (cans or plastic bottles)
"Sugar Free," "Low Sodium," & "No Salt" Items
Please, NO fresh fruit, vegetables or glass containers
Out dated, opened or damaged products are not accepted
List of drop off points:
FirstLight El Paso Branches
5050 N. Desert Blvd. 79912
9993 Kenworthy St. 79924
1555 N. Lee Trevino Dr. 79936
1635 Pike Rd. 79906
20727 Constitution Ave. 79918
2200 N. Zaragoza Rd. 79938
5005 N. Piedras St. 79920
Sun Bowl Office
4150 Pinnacle St., Suite 100, 79902
FirstLight Las Cruces Branches
300 E. Foster Rd., Las Cruces, N.M. 88005
3105 Del Rey Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M. 88012
3791 E. Lohman Ave., Las Cruces, N.M. 88011
To make your monetary donation online, please click on the food bank of your choice and donate on their website.