For Immediate Release: Fill the Seats! A Community Food Drive
Lensic Performing Arts Center, The Food Depot, and Century Bank announce Fill the Seats, a call to help feed northern New Mexico this holiday season
• Drop-off dates/times at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
10 am–4 pm Monday-Friday
12–4 pm Saturday
Extended hours on the final day, November 30: 9 am–6 pm
Those making donations can park in the Lensic’s loading zone while dropping off or call the box office for assistance and we will gladly come to your car: 505-988-1234.
On November 30, we will have additional parking available along W. San Francisco St.
For Immediate Release
November 3, 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Lensic Performing Arts Center, The Food Depot, and Century Bank announce Fill the Seats, a call to help feed northern New Mexico this holiday season. November 18–30, the Lensic’s lobby will house donation bins from The Food Depot with the goal of raising enough donations to fill all 821 seats in the theater with bags full of food. Donations can take the form of non-perishable food (canned goods, dry goods, bottled goods, etc.) or the cash equivalent, with just $25 providing enough for a week’s worth of food for a family of four. The reusable bags are generously provided Century Bank.
In The Food Depot’s service area, 15% of people are food insecure, a rate that increases for New Mexico’s youth: a devastating 23% of children in The Food Depot’s service area are food insecure. The long-lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have worsened the reality for those struggling in New Mexico, with a growing number of families facing difficult decisions on a daily basis. The Food Depot works tirelessly to provide the basic necessity of food to our communities.
To better meet our goal, we are asking our community to commit to a donation. To do so, please contact the Lensic at 505-988-1234 or visit lensic.org/support. Bins will be in the lobby November 18-30, with extended open hours on November 30 for the final day of the drive.