Mobile Food Pantries

Healthy food for rural communities

Established 2009

How it works

Finding an MFP location

Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs) are monthly distributions in rural communities across The Food Depot's service area. These usually take place in community buildings, such as churches, parks, or schools.

List of MFP Sites

Attending an MFP

Some sites provide USDA commodity foods, which require an annual registration. If needed, volunteers will be there to help.

For commodity sites, you should not need to bring any proof of ID or income. You may need proof of your address, such as a utility bill.

Picking up groceries

Most sites are drive-through distributions, where you stay in your car the entire time. Produce, frozen protein, pantry staples, and bread are available most months.

Some sites also provide pet food. Anyone picking up pet food must also register for the Food 4 Pets program and pick up groceries.

Have questions about the MFP Program?


Email the Program Coordinator

Need help finding groceries for your family?


Talk to our Navigation Team

Want to bring more food to rural communities?


Donate to The Food Depot

Food Security Impact: Mobile Food Pantries

16

distribution locations in 7 counties

1,800

householdsserved in 2023

925,000

meals served to New Mexicans

I love the potatoes, the tomatoes...really all the vegetables. Groceries are sky high. I debated last week if I could even buy food. I went to the store three times, and then decided I had to finally spend the money. The dollar stores here don’t have vegetables, only cans, so the food I get here is really nice. 

— Leah

Mobile Food Pantry client

I love the potatoes, the tomatoes...really all the vegetables. Groceries are sky high. I debated last week if I could even buy food. I went to the store three times, and then decided I had to finally spend the money. The dollar stores here don’t have vegetables, only cans, so the food I get here is really nice.

— Leah, client