Local breweries launch ‘One for 5’ project to fight hunger
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Every day, hundreds of New Mexico families deal with food insecurity and some local breweries are using their craft to help.
Steel Bender Brewyard, Second Street Brewery and Sierra Blanca Brewing teamed up to brew the ‘One for 5’ beer, all in the hopes of helping Storehouse New Mexico – one of the largest food pantries in the state.
“We provide about 1.7 million meals a year,” said Jill Beets, of Storehouse NM. “That equates to 40,000 people, on average, who come here to the food pantry.”
With that high demand, the three breweries’ One for 5 beer is donating one dollar to Storehouse for every pint that is sold. One dollar may not seem like much but it can stretch very far for Storehouse.
“It’s called the One for 5 beer because every dollar we raise provides five meals at the food pantry,” Beets said.
The canned One for 5 beers will also be sold at Albertsons Market/Market Street locations throughout Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Santa Fe and Taos. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the food pantry and the beer will be sold while supplies last.
The One for 5 is a hazy pale Ale featuring locally-sourced ingredients and other ingredients such as malted wheat, rolled oats and a touch of light crystal malt.
If beer isn’t your thing, Storehouse is always looking for money and food donations to meet the demand. Right now, they are in need of canned food.