Arin Mckenna
LA Cares volunteer Peg Hume (left) works other volunteers to prepare for the organization’s monthly food distribution, which occurs on the second Friday of each month.
Addressing hunger in LA


Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on poverty in Los Alamos.


The day before LA Cares’ monthly food distribution, rows of tables in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church parish hall are stacked with nonperishable food items. 

LA Cares board member and food bank coordinator Jeanne Butler oversees the operation. Volunteers move along the rows, labeling and filling boxes for families who have registered for this months’ distribution. Between Thursday evening and midday on Friday, LA Cares will distribute from 75 to 100-plus boxes of food and supplies.