Reporter’s notebook: Altrusa chapter receives grant

Kathy Travis works daily to ensure hundreds of people across in New Mexico have a hot, nutritious meal.

Travis is the president of Clovis chapter of Altrusa, a volunteer service organization that founded the food bank and Meals on Wheels.

The Clovis chapter, which serves nine counties, recently received a $10,000 grant from ConAgra Foods. Altrusa plans to utilize the money for food delivery truck tires, an ice machine to keep produce fresh, and a computer to track Meals on Wheels deliveries.

“We have more need than money,” Travis said. “We are going to make $10,000 stretch as far as possible.”

Travis said the truck tires are expensive and greatly needed. “These trucks deliver food to nine counties in New Mexico,” Travis said. “They really need maintenance, they are old and tired.”

The food bank and Meals on Wheels deliver food to the homebound, disabled and elderly.

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ Staff Writer Tonya Garner. Suggested items may be mailed to Managing Editor Rick White at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is: rick_white@link.freedom.com