Speak Out

Spread the word about our efforts to end hunger in Northern New Mexico. Engage with your community’’s elected officials to discuss the issue. Invite a Food Depot community advocate to speak at your business, religious organization or social group. You can make a difference.

Educate Others

Hosting a food drive is a great opportunity to help educate friends, family and neighbors about hunger in our communities. Community food drives are an important part of getting food distributed to Northern New Mexicans in need. It’s simple to make a big difference.

How to Organize a Food Drive

  • Decide where the food drive will be held. Work? Civic organization? Church? School?
  • Decide how long you want the food drive to last. A week? A month?
  • Will your food drive be held in conjunction with another event?
  • Donated food can be collected in the boxes or crates that can be decorated with flyers.
  • If needed, The Food Depot can supply collection barrels. Call Dot Greene at 505-471-1633 Ex. 130 to schedule drop-off and pick-up.
  • Promote, promote, promote! Once you’ve decided on the details, use flyers, social media channels and word of mouth to get the message out about the food drive.
  • When your food drive concludes, drop off donations at 1222-A Siler Road, or call Tim at 505-471-1633 Ex. 129 to schedule a driver to pick up the donations.


Want to discuss specific ideas? Call Tim Fowler, events and outreach coordinator, at 505-471-1633 Ex. 129 or email him at to help develop your food drive.

Suggested Donations


  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Soups, Canned & Dried
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna, Salmon & Meats
  • Canned or Bottled Juices
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Beans, Canned & Dried
  • Rice, Dried
  • Pasta, Dried
  • Milk, Dried or Evaporated
  • Infant Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Applesauce
  • Flour & Cornmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Pasta
  • Raisins & Other Dried Fruits
  • Pasta Sauce,Tomato Sauce
  • Nuts and Seeds

Personal Care & Household Products

  • Bar Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Dish Soap
  • Disposable Diapers


Please note: The Food Depot CANNOT accept perishable or frozen foods, home-cooked or home-canned foods (including jams and jellies), or opened packages of food.