$175 SPONSORS A PERSON FOR A YEAR
Rural Northern New Mexico has a high number of ‘food deserts’, where residents have limited access to full-service grocery stores that offer the fresh produce and affordable foods necessary to maintain a healthy diet.
The Mobile Food Pantry program seeks to eliminate hunger in rural, isolated communities throughout Northern New Mexico. This program provides an avenue by which nutritious food can be provided free of charge to families and individuals in need. Providing this much needed food improves the health and lives of the most vulnerable people of rural Northern New Mexico, many of them seniors and children.
The Mobile Food Pantry operates like a bookmobile. The Food Depot, with the help of community volunteers, distributes food directly from the delivery truck with no need for long-term storage. This service reaches communities that do not have the resources to set up their own food pantries.
The program also offers a venue for other services essential to well-being such as health screenings, flu shots and nutrition education.
Last year, the Mobile Food Pantry served 7,067 people at 24 rural distributions sites in Northern New Mexico.
Abiquiu, Cimarron, Clayton, El Rito, Maxwell, Mosquero, Ojo Caliente, Pecos, Raton, Roy, Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority Senior Centers, Springer, Vallecitos, Wagon Mound, Zona del Sol.