Nonperishable Items Again Being Collected June 11-14 At Pueblo Gym To Assist Navajo Nation And Pueblos

IMG_20200520_114958One of seven truckloads of donated items being hauled away last month to support COVID-affected communities in Pueblo and Navajo Nation areas.  Courtesy photo


Operation Bandana New Mexico, a grassroots organization based in Santa Fe, will again be partnering with All Together Los Alamos to collect items for delivery to the Pueblos and the Navajo Nation during this COVID emergency. The pick up will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 at the Pueblo Gymnasium at 1900 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos.

Last month, Operation Bandana collected seven truckloads during a similar effort in Los Alamos.

Donations of the following items are being requested:

  • Bottled water: gallons or cases

  • Canned goods: vegetables, tomato sauce, fruit, beans, broth, soups, evaporated milk

  • Dry goods: beans, rice, flour, sugar and pasta

  • Oil, shortening, lard

  • Household items: cleaning supplies, bleach

  • Hand soap, sanitizer

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Baby diapers and wipes

  • Adult disposable briefs,

  • Medical supplies: disposable gloves, masks, thermometers, etc.

Operation Bandana New Mexico began as an effort to arm local healthcare providers with cloth masks as they faced the uncertainty of a dwindling supply of protective equipment. To date, with the help of its affiliates, OBNM has made and distributed more than 20,000 masks. Every mask is free to the recipient and made by a volunteer. Recently, OBNM has expanded its work to include the delivery of necessary goods to the people and clinics of the Pueblos and the Navajo Nation. All Together Los Alamos is a corps of volunteers in Los Alamos that has come together to assist the community during this time of need.

To learn more about the Operation Bandana New Mexico, please visit:

More information about All Together Los Alamos is found at