By The Food Depot
The Food Depot’s weekly food distributions for those in need of food assistance in Santa Fe have been updated for July.
During this time food deliveries food distributions will be reduced.
The reduction in food distributions is due to The Food Depot’s required annual inventory. Because of the volume of food on hand, the multiple storage locations, the inventory process will take two weeks.
The modified schedule is as follows:
The food distributions at Santa Fe Place Mall include items from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and require The Food Depot to ask questions of recipients. These questions include name, address, and household information including income. No other documentation is needed to receive assistance. These questions will only be asked at the distributions held at Santa Fe Place Mall. Based on the answers given, The Food Depot is able to determine what type of food will be distributed. No one will be turned away during the distribution. The Food Depot is an equal opportunity provider.
For everyone’s safety and to assist in an efficient distribution, all participants should stay in their vehicles and make space in their trunks for the food. Pets should be left at home.
Visit www.thefooddepot.org to learn more about supporting The Food Depot during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
About The Food Depot
The Food Depot fosters healthy communities by engaging a network of partners and developing solutions to create a hunger-free northern New Mexico. As the food bank for nine counties, The Food Depot provides hunger relief to over 34,500 people experiencing hunger. The Food Depot addresses the crisis of hunger through a combination of three direct service programs and support of a network of over 145 partner nonprofit programs. Each month, The Food Depot provides more than 440,000 meals to people in need — the most vulnerable of our community — children, seniors, working families, and those in ill health.