Luciente Recognized by Governor Michelle Luhan Grisham
Awarded a Certificate of Recognition, Governor Michelle Luhan Grisham recognizes Luciente for accomplishments and contributions as part of our COVID-19 relief efforts throughout northern New Mexico. We are honored and share this award with all of you who donated money or time to make this effort possible.
Starting in March of 2020, the Luciente Board and its team of volunteers worked tirelessly to mitigate food insecurity throughout Northern Rio Arriba County brought on by the pandemic. As a group, we raised over $100,000 and delivered over 64,000 meals to more than 275 neighboring children and families. Our work included the buying, distributing, packaging and delivering of food throughout Rio Arriba County.
In addition to food deliveries, we opened and continue to stock two food pantries––one in Abiquiu Elementary School and one in Coronado High School––to ensure our school families have access to food year-round.
When kids have access to healthy meals every day, they feel better, do better in school and have fewer behavior problems. They have what they need to grow and just be kids. The national school breakfast and lunch programs are a tremendous part of the effort to make sure kids thrive, but when school is over for the day, there are gaps that need filling. We are grateful for Governor Grisham’s recognition of Luciente and will continue our goal to support the youth and families in our community.