President Ben Shelly Tours Food Pantry

ICTMN Staff
5/11/12

On May 9, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly toured The Community Pantry in Gallup, New Mexico to explore ways the Nation can partner with the pantry. According to a Nation press release the pantry opened its door in 1999 and serves about 37,000 people, 90 percent are Native American and mostly Navajo. A demand for food has seen the pantry turn people away and Shelly is exploring a partnership through Navajo programs such as Division of Social Services and the Navajo Department of Health. “They serve a lot of our people, and we should do what we can to help them,” President Shelly said in the release.

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