Santa Fe County 7th Annual Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive

by Reporter / Aug 30, 2018 / 0 comments

Santa Fe County 7th Annual Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive

Hunger is a growing crisis in Northern New Mexico. It is often hidden, but it affects one of every six people and one of every four children in our state.

Santa Fe County’s 7th Annual Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive is underway. The food drive – which runs through September 14 – benefits The Food Depot. The Food Depot works with 145 nonprofit agencies in nine counties in Northern New Mexico to address hunger.

What to Do: Fill a bag or two with non-perishable food items (see below for most-needed items). Then bring your bags to one of the Santa Fe County pick-up sites listed below. All the donated food and items will be picked up by The Food Depot truck.

Santa Fe County donation drop off sites are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Food donations will be picked up at 3:30 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the following sites:

County Administrative Office Building
102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe
Community Services Department
2052 Galisteo St., Santa Fe
Public Safety Complex
35 Camino Justicia, Santa Fe
Public Works Department
424 NM 599 Frontage Road, Santa Fe
Project Management Office
(In the Solana Center complex), Santa Fe
El Rancho Senior Center
394 County Road, 84 El Rancho
Santa Cruz Senior Center (Abedon Lopez Community Center)
155 A Camino De Quintana, Santa Cruz

Food donations will be picked up at noon on Saturday September 15 at these sites:

Hondo / Eastern Regional Fire Station
#645 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe
Pojoaque / Northern Regional Fire Station
17919 US Highway 84/285, Santa Fe
Rancho Viejo / Western Regional Fire Station
37 Rancho Viejo Blvd., Santa Fe

Most Needed Items:

Food
• Peanut Butter (or other seed or nut butters), Canned Tuna, Salmon & Meats
• Milk--Dried or Evaporated
• Canned Fruits & Vegetables Soups, Canned & Dried Nuts and Seeds, Beans, Canned & Dried Pantry Staples: Flour, Cornmeal, Spices Infant Formula & Baby Food

Household and Pet Food
• Hygiene Products
• Dish Soap
• Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toilet Paper, Disposable Diapers
• Dry or Canned Dog Food/Dry or Canned Cat Food

Please Note: The following items CANNOT be accepted by The Food Depot: perishable and frozen foods, home-cooked and home-canned foods (such as jams and jellies), bulk foods that you packed, and opened packages of food.

Monetary Donations are gratefully accepted:
• Online with a credit card: www.thefooddepot.org/N2N 
• Over the phone with a credit card by calling Dot: 505-471-1633 x 130
• Check (neighborhood MUST be mentioned) mailed or dropped off in person to: The Food Depot, Dot Greene, 1222-A Siler Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507. You will receive a receipt. Each $1 donated = 5 lbs. of food and provides four meals!

If you have questions, please call Linda Wilder Flatt at 505-474-8028, Jane Freeman at 505-310-7431 or Dot Greene at 505-471-1633 x 130.