“Food insecurity affects the cognitive, social, and emotional growth of very young children.” New Mexico ranks 50th among the states in the percent of children living in poverty.HELP New Mexico, Inc. is the local Albuquerque New Mexico Community Action Agency. They administer and provide free food from the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The agency partners with other local charities and non-profits.
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Azusa Christian Faith (phone (505) 550-0274),
Cathedral of St. John Food Pantry (505) 247-1583),
Cross Roads Ministry Inc. (505) 344-7572),
Mount Olive Baptist Church (505) 242-8331) are other local food pantries in the community.
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Noon Day Ministry (phone (505) 246-8001) provides emergency cash and funding for individuals and families in need of rent and or utility assistance. They also operate a soup kitchen and provide free food. The assistance program operates by using a large network of volunteers through Albuquerque and other members of the local community.
Bernalillo County Community Service Division processes both state of New Mexico and federal government assistance programs. Some examples include assistance for medical bills from Medicaid, LIHEAP energy bill programs, and free food from SNAP food stamps. Other public aid can include cash assistance and grants for the disabled, senior housing, and other resources.
Albuquerque Area Aging Agency can help senior citizens, the homebound, and elderly across Bernalillo County. Some examples of the services include free legal aid, transportation to appointment, free meals, referrals, and much more. A job training program is even offered to those over the age of 55. The center is at 600 2nd St NW # 808, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, or dial :(505) 924-3693. Or read more New Mexico Agency on Aging.
Bernalillo County Society of Saint Vincent is a leading charity that partners with churches, conferences, and volunteers in the community. The agency focuses on helping the less fortunate and struggling in the region. Some short term, emergency financial aid may occasionally be available, including food, meals, rent, or energy assistance. Other assistance can include referrals to Albuquerque non-profits and human service type resources. Click for more details.
The Storehouse – Resources and services include a food pantry, free clothing closet, and more. The location can also provide used household goods to low income persons in the Bernalillo County area. 106 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, phone (505) 842-6491.
St. Felix Pantry, Inc. is a local food pantry that will serve people and families from Rio Rancho and Bernalillo as well as the surrounding areas. They provide food, clothing as available and can be reached by dialing (505) 891-8075. They also have a referral office for families with crisis needs and have a 24 hour voice mail line at (505)-891-0285.
Sandoval Catholic Charities is a leading human services agency to call in the region. The non-profit and the churches that partner with the organization have a few key needs that they focus on, however they can also serve as a source of referrals and guidance for any low income family or individual in the region.
Some examples of the services offered include the following. The Gateway to Self-Sufficiency is for homeless families and women in the region. Many people are able to enroll into Catholic Charity education and job training resources, as increasing your income is the long term key to self-sufficiency. A rental assistance program may have limited funds for people facing eviction or a disconnection of their utility service. Other services include food, meals, shelter, and assistance for seniors. Learn more.