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Drive-thru Grocery Pickup for Low-income Seniors

11/19/2020
8:27 AM

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