Another Food Distribution Success

ECHO, Inc. had the honor of collaborating with the Sheep Springs Chapter House, including their strike team and Navajo Family Voices, to provide a robust food distribution in Sheep Springs, New Mexico. This Chapter House drew people from not only Sheep Springs but also the Naschitti, Crystal, Newcomb, Burnham, Two Grey Hills and Tocito and Toadlena communities. What turned out to be another huge success could not have been accomplished without the commitment and drive of all involved. The Sheep Springs Chapter House provided the location for the food distribution as well as the strike team that coordinated traffic control, logistics, security and loading food boxes. Navajo Family Voices also joined us and provided volunteers to assist with completing applications and loading boxes. Without this collaborative effort and amazing teamwork ,this food distribution would not have been possible.

With the help of the above teams, ECHO, Inc. distributed food to 334 families and 144 food-filled back packs to school age children (a total of 16,704 pounds of food). Volunteers provided 56 hours of their time and were from the Tooh Haltsooi and Naschitti communities. We were honored to have the Sheep Springs Council Members helping as well.

ECHO, Inc. continues to look for ways to bridge gaps of food insecurity on the Navajo Nation not only during emergency situations but also by identifying and collaborating with Chapter Houses that can act as a hub and provide food programs on a monthly basis their own Chapter Houses as well as surrounding Chapters.
For more information about our services please call the ECHO Food Bank at 505-326-3770.

Special thanks to: EvaLita Yazzie, Jerald Yazzie, Lilah Yazzie, Addy Yazzie, Wilfred Yazzie, Brian Yazzie, Terence Suina, Robert Nelson, Earnest Smith, Matthew Johnson, Kevin Begay and Elvira Denison. As well as the ECHO team, Gerald Benally, LaDonna Begay and Maverick Lee.