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Drive-thru Grocery Pickup for Low-income Seniors

11/19/2020
8:19 AM
Floyd Vasquez, C (505) 250-7848 - fevasquez@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income senior citizens (60+) at 4 drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities in County.

The drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities are from 10 a.m. to noon as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 23 - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW (map)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 2nd St NW (map)
  • Monday, Dec. 21 - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW (map)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 2nd St NW (map)

“Over 12% of Bernalillo County residents 65 and older live on income below the poverty level,” says Julie Morgas Baca, Bernalillo County manager. “To help address and draw attention to food insecurity in our senior community we are again working with Silver Horizons’ Free Groceries for Seniors program.”

“Too many low-income seniors are struggling to have enough food to eat and some are raising grandchildren,” says Ron Hidalgo, executive director, Silver Horizons. “Drive-thru grocery pick-up events allow us to continue the food assistance while keeping seniors safe and helping with their quality of life during these difficult times."

Organizers are following strict protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Food will be pre-packed in boxes. Staff will be wearing masks and gloves and maintaining social distance.

Seniors picking up food must not arrive before 9:30 a.m., must wear masks, stay in line, and remain in their vehicle at all times. Workers will put a food box into seniors’ vehicles.

For more information call 505-468-7650.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

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