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Free food pantries and groceries Albuquerque New Mexico area.

Find where to get free groceries or a hot meal in Albuquerque or Bernalillo County New Mexico. There are a number of free food banks, soup kitchens as well as emergency pantries near you in the region, and they are listed below. The centers can be based at churches, charities or local non-profits and various resources are available from each location, and get free food today. Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for referrals to other free food programs in Albuquerque.

The free food pantries or soup kitchens in Bernalillo County provide emergency food boxes, perishable items, serve hot meals, give out personal hygiene supplies and other support, including to immigrants or Spanish speakers Many distribution centers as well as other sites also have staff on site who can help the low income in Bernalillo County apply for government assistance, including SNAP food stamps or USDA feeding programs.

Regardless of your background, religion, or income, these Albuquerque area food pantries will do what they can to help the less fortunate. Most centers do operate under limited hours and also have limited funding as well as resources available to them, however rarely will anyone be turned away from some form of help. They also have Spanish speaking staff as well as food customized for different nationalities, including Latinos as well as migrant workers..

Call or stop by one of the food banks, churches, or pantries below for free or low cost groceries. As noted, they often also have perishable items, meals, baby formula and other assistance. Some also serve free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals in the Albuquerque area. If they can’t meet your need, they can oftentimes refer you to someone who can.

Albuquerque Bible Church
320 Montano Rd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. Phone 505-228-5999 or 505-934-8396
Regardless of religion or faith, or whether an immigrant or not, free boxes of groceries, meals, food boxes and more is offered. Documented immigrants are assisted too. Find Canned tuna or salmon, canned fruits or vegetables, nuts, peanut butter and other stuff.

New Beginnings Church of God
The food pantry is at 4770 Montgomery NE Ste B110, Albuquerque, NM 87109. For hours, dial 505-883-9079

 

 

 

St. John's United Methodist Church
The charity with groceries and hot meals is located at 2626 Arizona St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Call 505-459-1108
They help the poor, low income, elderly, and seniors (among others) in the county. Get filling, shelf-stable food as well as, on occasion, some fresh items. Dairy, fruits, cultural food such as salsa or tacos, and more is offered in Bernalillo County.

God Cares About You
Address - 126 Pennsylvania NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. Main phone - 505-545-7815
Emergency food pantry is open.

First Choice Health Alameda
Location is 7704 A 2nd StNW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. For intake, dial 505-924-7814

Living Word Christian Outreach
Main food pantry address - 2851 Arenal Rd SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121. Dial 505-659-2303
Whether free holiday food baskets (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas) or fresh produce to families with children as well as help for immigrants, assistance is offered. They have referrals to housing, financial aid, shelters and other resources too.

Roadrunner Food Bank
They are part of Feeding America. Address is 5840 Office Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or dial (505) 247-2052
Anyone facing hunger can get referrals. Whether to food stamps or free school lunches or breakfasts, assistance programs are offered. There are also cooking and shopping classes, fresh or canned food given out daily, and much more.

Community Action - HELP New Mexico Bernalillo County
Resources are for the poor, elderly, immigrants, and less fortunate. Financial aid, job programs, cooking and shopping classes (for coupons), and other support is given. An emergency food pantry can give out canned fruits or meats, perishable or non-perishable food, free clothes or coupons, tuna, rice, and so much more. Or get help in applying for food stamps.
More on food assistance from HELP New Mexico.

Isabella's Food Pantry
The charity is at 8011 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. For hours and assistance, call 505-234-4251

Bernadette's Pantry
11509 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Phone: 505-298-7557

 

 

 

 

God's Warehouse
This is a soup kitchen for free prepared meals at 8011 Central Ave N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87108. Telephone: 505-234-4251
Free hygiene supplies including detergent or feminine products, as well as canned groceries or paper products like TP, may be offered. Get canned meats, and fruit juices, peanut butter or jelly, cereal, and more. Also get applications to government commodities and benefits like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Christ United Methodist Church
A first come-served free food pantry is at 6200 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. Call 505-255-1669

The Salvation Army
4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Call (505) 872-1171
There is a free food pantry with groceries as well as soup kitchen. Numerous programs are offered for Bernalillo County residents. Everything from shelter, to vouchers for clothing and medications, up through free food, groceries, and holiday meals as well as free gifts.  A major service is passing out free holiday items, including Thanksgiving turkey dinners or Christmas meals and food from the pantry.

East Gate Church
12120 Copper Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Call 505-304-2854

East Mountain Food Pantry
Location is 1342 NM 333 Suite B, Tijeras, New Mexico 87059. Main telephone - 505-407-1078

School districts and colleges
Almost all schools in  Bernalillo County provide free food, groceries, fruit, dairy and more. However they only help students at the school in question as well as the family. Any resident who wants help from a free school run pantry needs to have a student at that school. Get items such as canned meat, dairy, cereal, pasta, bread and more. Free personal toiletries, such as soap or detergent, may be given to students too.

  • Evening Optimists Albuquerque, 721 Tomasita ST NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123. Phone 505-298-6701
  • Taylor Middle School/Alameda Elementary School, 8200 Guadalupe Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Calll 505-898-3666
  • Del Norte High School pantry is at 5323 Montgomery BLVD, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. Call 505-883-7222
  • Mountain View Elementary School address is 5317 2nd Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. For hours and details on the food programs, dial 505-877-3800
  • Carlos Rey Elementary School, 1215 Cerrillos Road SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121. Call 505-836-7738
  • Painted Sky Elementary School, 8101 Gavin Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Call 505-836-7763
  • Barcelona Elementary School is at 2311 Barcelona Road SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105, 505-688-2218
  • La Mesa Elementary School students and families can try 7500 Copper Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Phone - 505-262-1581
  • Atrisco Elementary School, 1201 Atrisco SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Call 505-877-2772
  • Valle Vista Elementary School Food bank address - 1700 Mae Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Call 505-836-7739 ext 53065
  • Downtown Community Schools, 700 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Telephone - 505-918-6692
  • Jefferson Middle School meal and food site - 712 Girard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, 505-255-8691
  • Lowell Elementary School, 1700 Sunshine Terrace SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106. Main number - 505-764-2011
  • Grant Middle School, 1111 Easterday Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Telephone - 505-299-2113
  • Hayes Middle School, 1100 Texas St. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. Call 505-265-7741
  • Pajarito Elementary School location - 2701 Don Felipe Road SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, 505-877-9718
  • Apache Elementary School food distribution - 12800 Copper NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123. Dial 505-292-7735
  • West Mesa High School, 6701 Fortuna Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121, 505-831-6993
  • East San Jose Elementary School food bank and pantry address: 415 Thaxton Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Call 505-764-2005
  • Garfield STEM Community School is for students and families. Location - 3501 6th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, call 505-344-1647 ext. 54531
  • Navajo Elementary School, 2936 Hughes Road SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105, phone 505-712-8369
  • Ernie Pyle Middle School address is 1820 Valdora Rd SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105. Main phone: 505-877-3770
  • Kirtland Elementary School - 3530 Gibson Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87118, telephone: 505-255-3131
  • Manzano Mesa Elementary School may have fresh food, groceries, perishable and more at 801 Elizabeth St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Call 505-803-7893
  • John Adams Middle School - 5401 Glenrio Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105, call 505-831-0400
  • Albuquerque High School location is 800 Odelia Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Phone - 505-843-6400
  • Adobe Acres Elementary location is 1724 Camino del Valle SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, call 505-877-4799

 

 

 

 

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center
Address - 25 Silver SW Ste. 200
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone number - (505) 243-2333
Administers various assistance programs. They have an onsite food pantry. Also get referrals to government programs or other local charities. Staff help the low income, immigrants, and working poor apply for everything from SNAP to cash assistance programs.

Albuquerque Indian Center Inc.
Address - 105 Texas St. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
(505) 268-4418

Azusa Christian Faith
201 Valencia NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Telephone: (505) 550-0274
The faith based charity help the poor and less fortunate. Free food, blankets for the homeless, identification, hot lunches or other meals may be served.

Barrett House
10300 Constitution Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
For the food pantry or soup kitchen, dial (505) 243-4887

Bethesda SDA Church
Location of church - 1800 Arno St. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Dial (505) 243-6203 for hours.

Carlisle Community Baptist
1124 Hermosa Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 264-5159
Can offer meals, free food, vegetables, fruits and a clothing closet too. They only serve and support victims of domestic violence, whether women or children. Food, meals, shelter, and more may be provided.

Cathedral Of St. Johns
318 Silver Ave. SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Call - (505) 247-1583
No matter your religion or background, free food and other support is offered.

Christ Is Lord Church
Address - 310 Aztez NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Church phone number - (505) 345-3836
They also have free holiday meals for the less fortunate in Bernalillo County, including at Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.

Christ Is Our Lord
601 Atrisco SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Dial - (505) 345-3883
Volunteers can help the needy and disadvantaged. Everything from a free bag of groceries to referrals to the WIC program. There are also referrals to community action agency resources are administered from the faith based group.

Christ United Methodist Church
Location of their pantry 6200 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Call 505-255-1669
Assistance programs of this Albuquerque charity include school supplies, groceries (fresh and canned) from the food pantry, clothes, diapers or baby formula for single moms, and much more. Get information on the churches hours, and the programs they can offer.

Church Of God New Mexico
Church address is 4923 Prospect NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
(505) 889-2939
The center will try to satisfy dietary needs as well.

Church Of God Of Prophecy
Address - 300 56th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone number - (505) 435-0842

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of City Of Albuquerque service centers are offered at multiple locations as indicated below. Families can stop by for government surplus food, commodities, and other help. Social workers can also help clients apply for public aid, such as food stamp vouchers. They are one of the leading places to turn to in Bernallio County for assistance. Find more details on public assistance in Albuquerque.

  • Alamosa Multi-Service Center
    6900 Gonzales Road
    Albuquerque, NM 87121
    Phone number: (505) 836-8800 Alamosa Center
  • East Central Multi-Service Center
    306 B San Pablo SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87108
    (505) 256-2070
  • John Marshall Multi-Service Center
    Location of center - 1500 Walter Street
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    (505) 848-1345
  • Coa Los Griegos Multi-Service Center
    Address - 1231 Candelaria NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
    (505) 761-4050 Los Griegos Center

Crossroads Ministry Inc.
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 344-7572

DBM Restoration Ministries
Address - 824 San Mateo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Telephone: (505) 255-7579
Meals, shelter, food, groceries, and other aid offered.

Downtown Food Pantry
812 Fruit Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Call (505) 256-0366 for hours or services.
This is one of the more heavily used sites in Bernalillo County. Call for hours of distribution. Boxes of groceries, surplus USDA commodities, and more is offered. Clients can also get referrals to local financial aid or case management programs.

Family Worship Center
7311 Glenrio Road
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 831-5365

First Unitarian Church
Church address is 3701 Carlisle Boulevard
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Telephone – (505) 884-1801

First United Methodist Church
314 Lead SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Offers food, and in particular a noon meal program
Phone number: (505) 243-5646

Glory Christian Fellowship
2417 Wyoming Boulevard
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112
Call – (505) 275-9623

Good Shepherd Center
Address: 218 Iron Ave SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(505) 243-2527
In addition to the emergency food pantry, meals and care may be delivered to the homebound in Bernalillo County from the charity. Ensure for seniors, frozen food, fruits, and more.

Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church
Address - 7920 Claremont Ave NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Telephone: (505) 293-1300
Call for intake. Children are a focus, and there may be formula for infants or new moms. Bread, rice, meats, and more may be distributed by the non-profit pantry as well.

Heaven Bound Ministries
4311 12Th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 343-0544

His Place Ministries
5505 Central NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
(505) 804-9341

Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal - Iglesia Cristo Miel
Address of this facility is 1119 Old Coors
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Dial - (505) 975-0144
immigrants, whether legal or not, can get a free meal or box of food. There are also household cleaning supplies at the pantry, diapers, and other free products. ESL and Spanish speakers can drop in. They also help Mexican migrants and immigrants.

Iglesia Bethel Albuquerque of New Mexico
201 Valencia Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 363-2742

 

 

 

 

Steelbridge Resource Center
Address is 2021 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Appointments are needed. (505) 554-2780
Call the non-profit for a free box of groceries. There may be beans, Ensure for the elderly, peanut butter and jelly, hamburger helper, and many other types of food. It is based on donations. In some cases, free household cleaning supplies or feminine products are offered.

Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal
Address - 5513 Acoma SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Telephone: (505) 489-4645
The location may serve free holiday meals. Some home delivery items are also provided to the homebound in the county or city.

Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal - Iglesia Mision Bethesda
8016 Zuni Se, Ste F
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-5090

Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal - Iglesia Triunfante De Jesucristo
Address of this center is 6320 Linn Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone number - (505) 410-5097

Jesus First- Tomas Baca Food Pantry
11619 Menual Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112
(505) 299-2377 Ext. 3
The food pantry offers meals and other forms of nutritional assistance.

Jewish Family Services Of New Mexico
5520 Wyoming Blvd., NE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 291-1818
Regardless of religion, anyone can get help. They also deliver hot meals and frozen lunches to the homebound and senior citizens.

John 3:16 Assemblies Food Pantry
Food bank address is 8016 Zuni SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Telephone: (505) 266-7640

Joy Junction
Location is 4500 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
505-877-6967
The charity offers the following support. Snacks for kids, applications to USDA school lunch programs, clothing for migrant workers, and groceries from the food bank.

La Mesa Presbyterian Food Pantry
7401 Copper NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Call (505) 255-8095 to get hours or information.
Various types of free food are offered, including breads, vegetables, fruits, canned food, and other non-perishable items.

Living Word Christian Outreach
Address - 2851 Arenal Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone - (505) 873-8655

Meals On Wheels - for seniors, disabled, and homebound
Office address 5901 Harper Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
For information, dial (505) 823-8060
Volunteers, based on donations ans well as funding, visit the homebound and bring them frozen food or meals. They are healthy (per USDA requirements). The volunteers also check up up health and other needs. Holiday food, including for Christmas, is also an option.

Ministerio Sol De Justicia
Address - 218 Arvada NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Telephone: (505) 263-2932

Montgomery Church Of Christ Food Pantry
Address of church is 7201 Montgomery Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 884-7926
Food boxes may have canned goods, bread, snacks, and meats for those that are struggling.

Mount Olive Baptist Church
2401 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 242-8331

New Beginnings Church Of God
Address - 3601 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Call the church at - (505) 883-9079
Free Christmas meals are at the soup kitchen as well as blankets for the homeless, personal hygiene supplies, female products, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Horizon Church
5800 Kathryn Ave SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
(505) 232-0170

Our Lady Of Fatima Food Pantry
Address: 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Main phone number (505) 265-5868
They partner with other churches to feed the hungry. Non-perishable items, soups, and more are packaged by volunteers and served to the needy.

Philadelphia Ministries Food Pantry
201 Dallas SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 256-0575
Stop by for free food, meals, and other forms of aid. Clothes and hygiene items may be offered to nearby residents as well.

Praise & Worship Center
Location is 3044 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
for information on the free, emergency food bank dial (505) 873-1999

Rio Grande Food Project which is located at Rio Grande Presbyterian Church
Address: 600 Coors NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121-5148
Dial either (505) 831-3779 or call (505) 831-3778

River Of Life Foursquare Church
Address - 6020 Juniper Road
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Main telephone number - (505) 831-7122.
A thrift store, clothing closet, and food pantry are all on site.

SVDP Holy Family
Location is 562 Atrisco SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
505-385-8598
The poor, disabled, and refugees among others can get help. Find food, soup, meat, and more. There is also financial aid, clothing (including for water), cleaning supplies, and other goods. Find more details on Bernalillo County Saint Vincent de Paul.

 

San Jose Parish
Address - 2401 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Telephone: (505) 242-3658

Soul Provisions Food Pantry
222 Alvarado Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 804-9904
There are applications to government aid, hot meals for the homeless, free boxes of food for those in poverty, and other social services available.

South Albuquerque Cooperative Ministry (SACM) St. Andrews
Location of the food pantry is 3905 Las Vegas SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone number - (505) 877-0632

Southeast Highland Food Pantry
Food pantry address: 417 Palomas SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Telephone: (505) 256-1682
Based on donations, there may be emergency boxes of food, canned fruits, vegetables, and similar items for the poor and low income.

Spanish Metro SDA Church
341 Dallas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone - (505) 244-1611
The non-profit focuses on immigrants, and services, such as applications to food assistance, is available in Spanish too. There are cultural food boxes for Latinos as well as free food for illegal immigrants among others.

St. Johns Epsicopal Cathedral
Church address: 318 Silver SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
Dial - (505) 247-1581

St. Michael's & All Angels Food Pantry
Address: 601 Montano Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Telephone: (505) 345-8147
Low cost food is provided to those facing an emergency.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Address: 4301 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Main number - (505) 346-1504
Not only is a pantry and thrift store available, but the charity can also provide referrals to social services. Some of them may be the backpack meal program for students or brown lunch bags for seniors in Bernalillo County.

Storehouse Annex
5500 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-842-5371
This is a major charity/non-profit in Bernalillo County. They offer food (such as cereal, rice, pasta, baby formula, Rice, beans, bread, etc)  along with free personal hygiene items (soap, hand wipes, razors, etc.) and household goods like paper products, pots, pans, and more. Clients range from families in poverty to the unemployed as well as immigrants.

 

 

 

 

Templo Ebenezer Food Pantry
7529 Isleta Road, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 328-6916
The charity has both a soup kitchen and food bank.

The Church Food Pantry
3021 Todos Santos
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Call the church at (505) 839-4444
Meet with a representative to explore all available food programs for you and your family.

The Rock at Noon Day
2400 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87125
It is a soup kitchen only. Phone 246-8001

Valley Gospel Tabernacle
Location is 1820 Valley Rd SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
Phone number - (505) 877-4890
Hot and cold meals and emergency food box provided. Opened limited hours and days of week.

Additional free food assistance programs in Bernalillo County

For referrals to additional pantries near you, or information on food assistance programs, dial 505.247.205 or (505) 349-5340. Non-profits in the Albuquerque and the Las Cruces area offer additional support such as summer meals for children, excess government commodities, perishable items, SNAP applications and baby formula. Seniors in the Bernalillo County region may also receive free home delivered meals.

 

By Jon McNamara

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