Twenty-five motorcyclists arrived unannounced with a donation of 30,000 non-perishable meals for migrants.
Las Cruces Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Daniels said the donation came as a welcome surprise.
The bikers arrived Friday ready to unload five or six pallets’ worth of meals from Pack Away Hunger, an Indiana-based nonprofit that distributes meals in pouches that can be prepared with hot water. The organization delivers to countries worldwide.
They arrived without announcement, but migrants immediately lined up to unload the donation.
Their first stop had been the nearby transitional living community called Camp Hope. There they delivered 5,000 meals.
City spokesman Udell Vigil said motorcycle clubs the Bandidos, Soldados, Squad, Riga, and Guardians of Children all took part in the donation.
Las Cruces resident Victoria Fisk told the Sun-News that the donation was the result of a conversation with Pack Away Hunger.
She then explained that the donation was originally headed to Guatemala and Honduras. However, the organization arranged to send some meals to Las Cruces.
“This went so fast,” Fisk said. “We literally put it together a week ago.”
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