Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 6, 2020

ZUNI PUEBLO: Emergency Mobile Pantry providing supplies during lockdown

With 51 cases of coronavirus in Zuni, New Mexico, today, the Emergency Mobile Pantry in Zuni, N.M., continues to provide supplies, with more than $30,000 raised in donations.

Emergency Mobile Pantry in Zuni, New Mexico

By Zowie Banteah-Yuselew
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Thank you so much for all the support and kindness shown to our community!! Shout-out to Dinah Lau for helping us reach $30,000! We have more elderly, artisans, and families to support. Keep sharing our page. We helped another 100 people today! It takes time and teamwork to wipe down everything, sort, organize, package, and deliver. We are so grateful to our volunteers and the Zuni Hotshots for all the work they've put in. It takes heart work in serving our community and delivering care packages. Elahkwa!

Another week done and around 600 plus people fed in these past 3 weeks since our Emergency Mobile Pantry deliveries started! This positivity keeps fueling our hearts to keep moving and full-fill our goal of getting food to our community in need. We would love to give special recognition to a few organizations that gave this past week as well. They are Keshi Foundation, Telluride Institute, and AlterNative Education. You are AH-MAZING! Thank you EVERYONE for being a light to our community during these unpredictable times. Your generosity does not go unnoticed. Thank you for your big hearts.

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By Mail or PayPal
Send supplies to Zowie Banteah, 16C Tekala Drive, Zuni, NM 87327
Write a check to the Pueblo of Zuni, in memo put Emergency Mobile Pantry
Mailing Address: Pueblo of Zuni, PO Box 339, Zuni, NM 87327
RE: Emergency Mobile Pantry


E-mail Zowie Banteah:
Who I'm raising money for
Donations for mobile pantry for our Zuni community who are affected by COVID-19. Right now, we are focusing on elderly who are not getting assistance and have no other means from family to support them. We are helping elderly in high need. If you feel someone qualifies in this category you can send me name and address in messenger. We have a running list provided to us by various community entities to start with.

Why I'm raising money
As you may know, our Pueblo of Zuni is quite rural and dealing with ‘stay-at-home’ orders, like the rest of the nation. Our elders and those who lack transportation and financial support are the hardest hit. A few of us moms have taken action to create a mobile pantry and are seeking donations of non-perishable foods, personal cleansing items, cleaning supplies or cash donations. We are committed to purchasing all supplies locally so that we don’t leave our community. Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated, thank you in advance!

How donations will be used
Monetary donations will be used locally to purchase non-perishables and baskets of food will be distributed to elderly in high need.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. We appreciate your support during this time.

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