Guide to Food Assistance Resources in Albuquerque

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Many factors are contributing to the spike in food prices. As a result, many households struggle to put food on the table. Momming is challenging enough without the added stress of worrying about providing food for your loved ones. If you or someone you know need food assistance, please reach out for help. Here is a list of some programs and local resources available.

Federally Funded Programs

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families to purchase food. Use this locator to find the field office nearest you.

800-283-4465

Hours: Mon & Tues 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wed 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., and Thurs & Fri 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Get more information here.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

The WIC program is a supplemental nutrition program for infants, children up to age five, and pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. There are several WIC offices in the area. Use the interactive map to find the location, hours, and contact information for the office nearest you.

Food Banks

Road Runner Food Bank

5840 Office Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87109

505-247-2052

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sat 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Click here to visit their website.

The Storehouse

106 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque NM 87102

505-842-6491

Hours: Wed, Fri & Sat 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Click here to visit their website.

Storehouse West

1030-F Veranda Dr SE
Rio Rancho NM 87124

505-892-2077

Hours: Mon & Fri 9:00-1:30 and Wed 12:00-4:30

Click here to visit their website.

Guide to Food Assistance Resources in AlbuquerqueFood Pantries

Health & Services Center

There are four center locations in Albuquerque. Click here to find the one nearest you.

Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Tues & Thurs 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Click here to visit their website.

Rio Grande Food Project

600 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque NM 87121

505-831-3778

Hours: Wed & Fri (outdoor pick-up only) and Sat (indoor pick-up only) 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Click here to visit their website.

Salvation Army

4301 Bryn Mawr Dr NE
Albuquerque NM 87107

505-872-1171

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Click here to visit their website.

St Felix

4020 Barbara Loop SE
Rio Rancho NM 87124

505-891-8075

Hours: Thurs-Sat 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Click here to visit their website.

Faith-Based and Educational Facility Food Pantries

Several churches and schools, including UNM and CNM, offer food assistance. Use this interactive map to find a church or school near you with a food pantry.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

These community food pantries were started by local residents who desired to help their neighbors.

Generous Hearts

Generous Hearts was started 12 years ago by a local resident. There are no specific requirements necessary to use this food pantry.

Unser & McMahon (exact location provided on pick-up date)
Albuquerque NM 87114

505-980-2502

Hours: text to arrange pick-up

More information here.

People Helping People

People Helping People was founded by Linda Stevenson in 1996. She started providing food assistance from her residence. However, her organization quickly grew too large for her home. The program now operates out of storage facilities. There are no specific requirements necessary to use this food pantry. Emergency assistance is available on a case-by-case basis.

110 Industrial Park Loop NE
Rio Rancho NM 87124

505-615-1951

Hours: Last Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., except November and December, which are the Saturdays before the holiday

Click here to visit their website.

No one deserves to go hungry. I urge you to use these resources if you need them. If you don’t and have a little extra to give, I ask you to consider donating to a food bank or pantry.



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