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Directory of Food Banks/Food Donation Outlets USDA Millennium Gardens Project


Guide E-509
George W. Dickerson, Extension Horticulture Specialist
College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences New Mexico State University


In spring and summer 2000, 85 surveys were sent to various food banks, senior citizen centers, churches and other organizations that feed the hungry, requesting information about what fresh produce they accept, their hours of operation, how to contact them. A total of 50 surveys were returned. The following publication lists the agencies that responded. It is intended to help people locate organizations that will accept fresh produce to feed the needy.

County: Bernalillo
City: Albuquerque
Organization: Joy Junction
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27693
Physical Address: 4500 2nd St. SW
City: Albuquerque, NM 87125
Phone Number: (505) 877-6967
Contact(s): Bernie Frazier, Jeremiah Reynolds
Hours/Days Accepted: 5 a.m.–7 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Roadrunner Food Bank
Mailing Address: 2645 Baylor SE
City: Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone Number: (505) 247-2052
Contact(s): Melody Wattenbarger
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.– 8 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: All quantities up to multiple truckloads accepted.
Organization: St. Martin’s Hospitality
     Center Inc.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27258
Physical Address: 1201 3rd Street, NW
City: Albuquerque, NM 87125
Phone Number: (505) 843-9405
Contact(s): Glenn Straughn
Hours/Days Accepted: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: The Storehouse
Mailing Address: 106 Broadway SE
City: Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone Number: (505) 842-6491
Contact(s): Carolyn Hughes, “Mac” McCollom,
     Bob Warren
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.–noon, Saturdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Chaves
City: Roswell
Organization: Community Kitchen
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3010
Physical Address: 111 East Deming
City: Roswell, NM 88201
Phone Number: (505) 623-1926
Contact(s): Raye Duran (622-4389);
     Beatrice Lucero
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Salvation Army
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 897
City: Roswell, NM 88202
Physical Address: 207 E. Chisum, Building B
Phone Number: (505) 625-2030
Contact(s): Donna Patterson
Hours/Days Accepted: 8:30 a.m.–noon;
      1–4 p.m. weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Will take any type of useable food. We serve 1,500–1,600 families per month on the commodity line. If families don’t qualify for commodities, food boxes are fixed.
County: Cibola
City: Grants
Organization: Agency of Catholic Charities
     of Gallup/Casa San Jose
Mailing Address: 2595 W. Hwy 66 (2 miles
      West of Exit 72 on old Hwy 66/Rt. 122)
City: Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: (505) 285-5451
Contact(s): Sr. Francine Schuster, ASC
Hours/Days Accepted: Anytime weekdays,
     limited weekend availability
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: This is a home for homeless pregnant and parenting teens. We live on charitable contributions. We also distribute food when people stop for assistance.
Organization: Good Samaritan Society
Mailing Address: 840 Lobo Canyon Road
City: Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: (505) 287-8867
Contact(s): Laura Greffet
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Mondays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Mid-West NMCAP
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 652
Physical Address: 1160 Elm Dr.
City: Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: (505) 287-8262
Contact(s): Eloisa Gurule
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
     weekdays (closed noon–1 p.m.)
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
 
County: Curry
City: Clovis
Organization: First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address: 1101 Pile Street
City: Clovis, NM 88101
Phone Number: (505) 763-6821
Contact(s): Mary L. Phelps, Herschel Wall
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–noon
     Mondays and Thursdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: We can’t handle more than 100 pounds of each item per week due to lack of storage space.
Organization: Life Saver Food Bank
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1476
Physical Address: 2217 E. Brady Ave.
City: Clovis, NM 88101
Phone Number: (505) 763-6130
Contact(s): Any staff personnel
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–noon weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Lighthouse Mission
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 297
Physical Address: 104 S. Connelly
City: Clovis, NM 88101
Phone Number: (505) 762-1933
Contact(s): Susie Armijo
Hours/Days Accepted: 8–10 a.m. Mondays–Thursdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Doña Ana
City: Las Cruces
Organization: CAA Food Bank/ Community
     Action Agency of Southern N.M. Inc
.
Mailing Address: 765 South Compress Road
City: Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone Number: (505) 523-4390
Fax Number: (505) 523-8982
Contact(s): Salomon R. Perez
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
      Mondays–Thursdays; 9 a.m.–noon,
     1–3 p.m. Fridays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types (with advance notice for large loads)
Organization: Society of St. Andrew
Mailing Address: 2941 Morning Star Drive
City: Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone Number: (505) 532-2052
Contact(s): Krista Michael, Hunger Relief Advocate
Hours/Days Accepted: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
     Tuesdays–Thursdays; other days and
     times by appointment
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Comments: Please call before delivery.
County: Grant
City: Silver City
Organization: Silver City Gospel Mission
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5198
Physical Address: 114 S. Texas
City: Silver City, NM 88062
Phone Number: (505) 388-5071
Contact(s): Linda Martinez, General Manager
Hours/Days Accepted: 8:30 a.m.–noon weekdays; other days and times by appointment.
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Guadalupe
City: Santa Rosa
Organization: EPCAA Senior Nutrition Program
Mailing Address: HCR 69, Box 520
Physical Address: 520 River Road
City: Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone Number: (505) 472-5377
Contact(s): Agnes Seidel, Site Manager
Hours/Days Accepted: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All kinds of fresh vegetables, especially lettuce, tomatoes, corn and
     squash. Fruits, such as melons, apples and pears.
County: Luna
City: Deming
Organization: Deming Luna County
     Senior Center

Mailing Address: 800 S. Granite
City: Deming, NM 88030
Phone Number: (505) 546-8823
Contact(s): Karla Van Gundy
Hours/Days Accepted: 7–9 a.m
     Mondays–Thursdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: We serve more than 270 meals, five days a week.
Organization: Deming St. Vincent de Paul
     Thrift Store

Mailing Address: 1401 W. Birch
Physical Address: 1319 W. Elm
City: Deming, NM 88030
Phone Number: (505) 546-7763
Contact(s): Cheryl Lenhardt
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.– noon 1–5 p.m.
     Monday–Saturdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: McKinley
City: Gallup
Organization: The Community Pantry
Mailing Address: 107 South Dean
City: Gallup, NM 87301
Phone Number: (505) 726-8068
Contact(s): Tom Crider
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Otero
City: Alamogordo
Organization: Chins–Full House
Mailing Address: 1815 Florida
City: Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: (505) 434-9553 or 434-1572
Contact(s): Vanora Harmon, Tina Klose,
     Judy Rogers
Hours/Days Accepted: 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Susanna Wesley Food Pantry
Mailing Address: 101 Dale Scott Ave.
Physical Address: Education Building/
     Wesley United Methodist Church
     same as above
City: Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: (505) 437-5054
Contact(s): Betty McKinley
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 am–noon Mondays
     (or by appointment)
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments:
If I cannot store all donated items, we share with three other local churches that either have a pantry, or serve meals.
County: Quay
City: House
Organization: House Senior Center
Mailing Address: General Delivery
Physical Address: 100 S. Apple
City: House, NM 88121
Phone Number: (505) 279-6822
Contact(s): Virginia Wood
Hours/Days Accepted: 9–11 a.m. Mondays–Thursdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Quay
City: Tucumcari
Organization: La Casa de La Hope
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 941
Physical Address: 2002 South First
City: Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone Number: (505) 461-6299
Contact(s): Bill Bowman
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: Onions, squash, potatoes and tomatoes

Comments: If possible, advanced notice would be helpful.
County: Rio Arriba
City: Española
Organization: Sacred Heart Church/
     St. Vincent de Paul
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69
Physical Address: 908 Rosario
City: Española, NM 87532
Phone Number: (505) 753-4225
Contact(s): Pat Garcia, Lafie Lopez
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
     Mondays and Wednesdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: San Martin de Porres
     Soup Kitchen
Mailing Address: Rt. 1, Box 375C
City: Española, NM 87532
Physical Address: Senior Center, Jonathan St.
Phone Number: (505) 753-4956
Contact(s): Suzan Roybal
Hours/Days Accepted: 10 a.m.–noon
     Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Fresh Food Accepted: Potatoes, carrots,
     onions, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, fruit

Comments: There is no phone at the Soup Kitchen, so please call ahead. We need to know quantities because of limited storage.
County: Sandoval
City: Rio Rancho
Organization: St. Felix Pantry Inc.
Mailing Address: 4020 Barbara Loop
City: Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone Number: (505) 891-8075
Contact(s): Sr. Mary Genevieve, Manager
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
     Monday–Saturday
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Storehouse West
Mailing Address: 1030F Veranda Dr.
Physical Address: 1030 Veranda Dr.
City: Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone Number: (505) 892-2077
Contact(s): Carol A. Nesbitt
     (can also call 934-8482)
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Mondays
     and Fridays; noon–5 p.m. Wednesdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Produce also may be left at any time at the Rio Rancho Garden Center on Western Hills (behind McDonald’s on Southern Blvd.) and at the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce on Hwy. 528, across from Intel (in the First State Bank Building). If produce needs to be refrigerated immediately, call 934-8482.
County: San Juan
City: Farmington
Organization: Childhaven
Mailing Address: 807 W. Apache
City: Farmington, NM 87401
Phone Number: (505) 325-5358
Contact(s): Diana Cook
Hours/Days Accepted: All day, everyday
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: We are a 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Organization: ECHO Inc. Food Bank/CSFP
Mailing Address: 401 S. Commercial
City: Farmington, NM 87401
Phone Number: (505) 326-3770
FAX: (505) 324-6502
E-mail: csfpfmn@cyberport.com
Contact(s): Vicki Metheny
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Our clients really appreciate fresh produce. We distribute food to 2,100 families (low-income) all across northwest New Mexico. In addition, we also distribute commodities for Albuquerque at 1301 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 242-6777.
Organization: Frontline Mission
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2635
Physical Address: 129 N. Behrend Ave.
City: Farmington, NM 87499-2635
Phone Number: (505) 564-3740
Contact(s): Everett Griffith
Hours/Days Accepted: Daylight hours,
     everyday
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Navajo Missions Inc.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1230
Physical Address: 2103 W. Mack
City: Farmington, NM 87499
Phone Number: (505) 325-0255
Contact(s): Robert Fitz, Vice President
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
     Monday–Saturday
Fresh Food Accepted: Vegetables, such as
     green beans, pinto beans, potatoes, carrots,
     sweet corn, and peas.

Comments: We have a walk-in cooler and a walk-in freezer.
Organization: Trinity Assembly of God
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1110
Physical Address: 1601 N. Dustin Suite B.
City: Farmington, 87499-1110
Phone Number: (505) 325-1757
Contact(s): Katie Keuhera
Hours/Days Accepted: Daylight hours, everyday
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
 
County: San Miguel
City: Las Vegas
Organization: Salvation Army
Mailing Address: 717 Douglas Avenue
City: Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone Number: (505) 454-8083 or 425-1591
Contact(s): Stan Sons
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
     Monday–Saturday
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Will take any kind of useable food. Make boxes daily.
Organization: St. Vincent De Paul/
     Our Lady of Sorrows Convent
Mailing Address: 1725 New Mexico Avenue
City: Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone Number: (505) 454-1469
Contact(s): Helen Sandoval
County: Santa Fe
City: Santa Fe
Organization: Bienvenidos Outreach Inc.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5873
Physical Address: 1219 Lusia St. Suite #1
City: Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone Number: (505) 986-0583
Contact(s): Beatrice Nevares
Hours/Days Accepted: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
     weekdays; 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: We appreciate all types of food. We can make use of it. We also serve lunch on Sundays.
Organization: Casa Milagro/Life Link
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6094
Physical Address: 49 Camino Bajo
City: Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 438-0010 or 474-7684
Contact(s): Carol Luna-Anderson
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
     Mondays and Thursdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Esperanza Shelters
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5701
City: Santa Fe, NM 87502-5701
Phone Number: (505) 473-5200
Contact(s): Angie Martinez
Hours/Days Accepted: 10 a.m.– noon
     weekdays, except Wednesdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Food for Santa Fe
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 31086
Physical Address: 1405 Maclovio St.
City: Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone Number: (505) 983-7279 or 920-2191
Contact(s): Al Hill
Hours/Days Accepted: 7:30–11 a.m.
     Wednesdays
Fresh Food Accepted: Anything that doesn’t
     need refrigeration.

Comments: Call ahead.
Organization: Kitchen Angels
Mailing Address: 500 N. Guadalupe Street,
     Suite 505
City: Santa Fe, NM 87501
Physical Address: 2600 Cerrillos Road
Phone Number: (505) 471-7780
Contact(s): Tony McCarty, Martha Payne
Hours/Days Accepted: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: New Mexico Girls Ranch
Mailing Address: PMB 312, 7 Avenida Vista
     Grande
Physical Address: Hwy 285, Lamy
City: Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 466-7459
Contact(s): Mary Jenkins
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
Organization: Santa Fe Public Schools Food
     Service

Mailing Address: 2600 Cerrillos Road
City: Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 989-5434
Contact(s): Judy Jaquez
Hours/Days Accepted: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Call first.
Organization: The Food Depot
Mailing Address: 2442 Cerrillos Rd. Suite 136
Physical Address: 1222 Siler Rd.
City: Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone Number: (505) 471-1633
Contact(s): Ted Darby
Days/Time Accepted: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Socorro
City: Socorro
Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs
      of Socorro

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 45
Physical Address: 106 Center
City: Socorro, NM 87801
Phone Number: (505) 480-2007
Contact(s): Cathy Lucero
Hours/Days Accepted: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Also accept baked goods.
Organization: El Puente del Socorro
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 663
Physical Address: 610 Franklin Street
City: Socorro, NM 87801
Phone Number: (505) 835-0928
Contact(s): Tana L. Hudson, Mary Soto
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: We provide free services to our community to families of domestic violence.
Organization: First Baptist Church
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1126
Physical Address: 406 Park Street
City: Socorro, NM 87801
Phone Number: (505) 835-0041
     or 838-0702
Contact(s): Carl Russell
Hours/Days Accepted: 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
     weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: Accept food nearly anytime on any day. The information listed above includes the normal operating hours of the office. But with advanced notice, other arrangements can be made.
Organization: Socorro Mental Health
     Foundation/Casa de Esperanza
Mailing Address: 1200 Highway 60 West
City: Socorro, NM 87801
Phone Number: (505) 835-2444 or 835-3193
Contact(s): Heather Soos (Ext. #144),
      Susan Witey(Ext. # 145)
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
     weekdays; best day–Wednesday
Fresh Food Accepted: All types

Comments: We are a Psycho Social Rehabilitation (PSR) Program for adults with mental illness. We have a lunch program four times a week and also supply our clients with donated food to take home. We serve 12-20 lunches four days a week.
Organization: Socorro Senior Center
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1883
Physical Address: 1410 Ake Ave.
City: Socorro, NM 87801
Phone Number: (505) 835-2119
Contact(s): Beaula Cornwell
Hours/Days Accepted: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Torrance
City: Moriarty
Organization: Bethel Community Storehouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 968
Physical Address: 400 Center Street
City: Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone Number: (505) 832-6642
Contact(s): Rose Mary Shreve, Linda Smith
Hours/Days Accepted: 10 a.m.–noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Fresh Food Accepted: All types
County: Valencia
City: Boys Ranch
Organization: New Mexico Boys Ranch
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000
Physical Address: 774 Highway 304
City: Boys Ranch, NM 87002
Phone Number: (505) 864-7381
Contact(s): Phil Gregory
Hours/Days Accepted: Daytime hours, any day
Fresh Food Accepted: All types


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Printed and electronically distributed January 2002, Las Cruces, NM.