VFW And N3B Food Drive For LA Cares In Full Swing At VFW Post On Deacon Street: Free Hotdogs, Soda For Donors

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 officers collecting food and monetary contributions for LA Cares Saturday are, from left, Chaplain Victor Valenzuela, First Vice Cmdr. Ed McDaris, Second Vice Cmdr. Corrina Gonzales, Cmrd. Roger Anaya and Auxiliary Cmdr. Maria Valenzuela. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Hannah Ortiz-Chiri, David Dover and Kristina Little grill hamburgers and hotdogs for donors at the VFW/N3B food drive Saturday at the VFW Post on Deacon Street. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Naomi Garrett makes a donation to the collection jar for LA Cares to help provide for people in need. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 and N3B-Los Alamos are teaming up for a drive-through food drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Saturday VFW Post, 1793 Deacon Street.

The goal is to collect donations of groceries or money for LA Cares in preparation for the coming holiday season. N3B, the legacy waste contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory will pitch in $1 for every pound of food donated up to 500 pounds, however the team is hoping to pass the 500 pounds.

Los Alamos Co-Op Market has donated hot dogs for the event and a free hot dog or hamburger and a soda will be given to anyone who comes through the drive-through area to make a contribution. Vehicles will be required to enter via Deacon Street and exit on to Trinity Drive. All COVID guidelines will be strictly adhered to during the event.