Border Patrol Donates 10 Thousand Pounds of Food

Border Patrol Donates 10 Thousand Pounds of Food

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YUMA, AZ. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents collect more than 10,000 pounds of food for distribution to local food banks. 

Yuma and Blythe food banks will distribute approximately 5 tons of food supply, equivalent to 7,700 meals. Mike Ivers, President of the Yuma Community Food Bank says this will help because the need remains great. He says they fed more than 450 families on Thursday alone breaking a daily record and he also expects July numbers to show a record.

Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Stephen S. Martin expressed his pride in his team's efforts to provide food to the less fortunate throughout the Sector's area of operations. 

In what became a "friendly competition" in Yuma Sector, Blythe Station agents and support staff donated 4,654 pounds; Yuma Station contributed 2,360 pounds; Wellton Station pitched in 1,919 pounds; and Sector Headquarters pulled in 1,082 pounds.

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