Donates $10,000 to programs evidence-based sports, health, and research programs

(Albuquerque, N.M.) –As children across the Land of Enchantment prepare to head back to school, PNM wants to make sure there is still a focus on food security, physical well-being, and youth leadership, especially within the state’s tribal communities. To help, PNM will donate $10,000 to the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation to support two key programs, the NB3FIT Cross Country Program and distribution of healthy food boxes in partnership with MoGro and the Indigenous Farm Hub.

“PNM has been a long-standing supporter of the NB3 Foundation through many contributions and community support. We are grateful for their continued commitment to promote Native American children’s health,” NB3 Foundation COO, Jon Driskell said. “This contribution will help increase opportunities for youth to participate in the NB3FIT Cross-Country program and support a new initiative to provide healthy food boxes to families. “

NB3FIT Cross Country program normally run youth races in tribal communities each week. However, with COVID-19 and tribal communities still shut down to non-tribal members, NB3 will host training and races at North Domingo Baca Park in Albuquerque. The program covers the four core areas of NB3 Foundation: Physical Activity, Healthy Nutrition, Youth Development and Cultural Connections.

MoGro is a nonprofit mobile grocery project committed to providing healthy food that people can depend on. In partnership with NB3 Foundation, MoGro offers boxes of fresh, mostly local, fruits and vegetables each week to needy youth and families in tribal communities.

The NB3 Foundation is a national, award-winning Native-lead nonprofit leading the way to improve children’s health. PNM is proud to support the NB3 Foundation’s mission to ensure Native children achieve their full potential by advancing cultures of Native American community health.