Sandoval County’s largest food pantry dangerously short on food

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – St. Felix Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in Sandoval County and leaders there say they only have enough food to last them two days. “We’ve seen the increase in demand for specialty foods like canned goods because that will last a lot longer on their shelf than a loaf of bread,” said Manuel Casias, Vice President of Development at St. Felix’s. Casias says the majority of food comes from donations. As the need rose over the summer months, donations did not match that. Thanks to partnerships with farmers in Socorro, the food pantry still has a stockpile of produce. They also have some bread as well. “What we really need is canned green beans, corn, peas, and mac and cheese. These are the staples people use quite often,” said Jerry Schalow, President and CEO of the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce, and Board Member at St. Felix’s. St. Felix’s serves 1,200 families every week and they say many of their guests are not from the Rio Rancho area. “Forty-five percent of people coming here are coming from Albuquerque and the surrounding pueblos,” said Schalow. If St. Felix’s fails to get more donations, those 1,200 families would have to find a different place to get their food. “They’d have to find some place somewhere in the Albuquerque metro area. There’s not a whole lot of places to obtain food here on the Albuquerque west side or Sandoval County. It’s very limited,” said Schalow. If you would like to make a financial donation to St. Felix’s, click here. If you would like to make a food donation to St. Felix’s, click here for contact information.  
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UNM’s offensive line has high standards for next season

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) – UNM Football ranked top in the nation for rushing yards in 2016, and you can only rush the ball so far without your offensive line. “We feel like we are still going to be the number one team in rushing yards this year. It’s always just a grind for us, like we already know we are going to change some things up, but at the end of the day we are still going to be the number one team in rushing yards,” said Junior OL Avery Jordan. Saga Tuitele is entering his second season as O-Line Coach, and he says that this year has posed different challenges. “They were so experienced up front (last season) that we just had to fine tune it. You know, I just made sure I didn’t come in and screw it up. So, this year they are a little less experienced, so the motto is finish A to B and be the most physical line out there,” said Saga Tuitele. Like the Lobos defense, this offensive line lost some key guys from last year. Coach Davie does see a lot of promise in this group coming up, saying that Mountain West Pre-Season All American Aaron Jenkins is solid, and the fans also will get their first look at 6-foot-7, 342 pound Nick Iacovangel. Nicknamed “Big Nick,” Iacovangelo had to redshirt last season after tearing his labrum. There are guys that have game experience like Blaise Fountain and Avery Jordan. Coach Tuitele said on Tuesday that he liked what he saw out of his line and that they are raising the bar at practice.
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Wildrose founder hopes to establish Alberta Advantage Party as alternative to UCP

Former Wildrose members who felt betrayed by their party's decision to merge with the Progressive Conservatives have already held a meeting to begin the process of creating a new conservative party in Alberta. As of Wednesday afternoon, they even have a name reserved for when or if their party comes to be: the Alberta Advantage Party.