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Baby Expenses Push Families to Food Pantries

Baby Expenses Push Families to Food Pantries

When people think of the Storehouse, they usually think of the food pantry providing food to working-age adults. That is not a wrong assumption. The pantry does support a lot of people ages 18-65 who are struggling to make ends meet. However, the Storehouse serves a...

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Locally grown produce and nutrition matter to the Storehouse. Further, they matter to the families who depend on us and our community. The 2023 Farm Bill, up for reauthorization in Congress, covers the agricultural aspects of our state. In addition, this omnibus bill...

Record Numbers Seeking Food Pantry Support

Record Numbers Seeking Food Pantry Support

This fall, the Storehouse set a new record for the number of households provided food in a one-month period. In total, we provided free groceries to 3,109 households in November 2023. Of note, those are households, not people, so the number is higher. Our records...

Teaching Kids How to Cook

Teaching Kids How to Cook

Cooking nutritious snacks and meals is an important life skill. At the Storehouse, we believe the entire family should eat balanced meals and know what those meals look like and the basics of making them. Plus, cooking at home with ingredients like fresh fruits and...

Summer Food Programs 2023

Summer Food Programs 2023

The Storehouse provides free groceries to families once a month and welcome all those in need of food. Often, the numbers of families counting on us increases in the summer. Many low-income children qualify for free breakfast or lunch through the school system, but...

Baby Food & Formula – Costly but Essential

Baby Food & Formula – Costly but Essential

Very few people realize how many babies are supported through the Storehouse. Further, when giving to a food pantry most people simply don't think about donating formula or baby foods. However, babies are expensive and their families are often surprised by just how...

Sandia Area Provides Holidays Without Hunger

Sandia Area Provides Holidays Without Hunger

Sandia Area Federal Credit Union hosted a highly successful FACE the Hunger holiday campaign for the Storehouse. They raised over $118,000 and collected food at their branches. That's enough to provide 593,477 meals for clients of the food pantry. In a state that...

SNAP Changes: Impact to the Pantry

SNAP Changes: Impact to the Pantry

In the early stages of the pandemic, Congress passed an act allowing for emergency allotments of SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It's the federal program that helps make sure needy families can buy healthy food. In short,...

Pet Food Pantry is a Vital Resource

Pet Food Pantry is a Vital Resource

Many times, the busiest days at the Storehouse New Mexico are the third Friday of the month. That's the day of the monthly Pet Food Pantry. Each month, the Storehouse distributes bags of dog and cat food to families who need it. The long lines at the pantry on those...

Thanksgiving at the Storehouse 2022

Thanksgiving at the Storehouse 2022

Turkeys were a part of the Thanksgiving groceries we provided to clients in 2022, along with potatoes, pumpkin, cranberries and other traditional foods. Thanksgiving is a busy season at the Storehouse. That's a fact every year. Many families who experience hunger...

The Storehouse is Working with HopeWorks/Hope Village

The Storehouse is Working with HopeWorks/Hope Village

Food boxes with canned goods, proteins, dairy products, and more are being delivered to Hope Village as part of the Storehouse support of HopeWorks. For years, the vast majority of the Storehouse clients have been the working poor. People who have apartments and one...

Sandia Area Matching Gifts to FACE the Hunger Holiday Challenge

Sandia Area Matching Gifts to FACE the Hunger Holiday Challenge

The Storehouse provides food for 40,000 hungry New Mexicans a year, on average. Yet, on a regular basis, 1 in 4 children in our community do not have enough to eat. Our client counts have increased substantially around the holidays. While the public seems to pay more...

Thanksgiving Food Drive Hosted by 100.3 the Peak

Thanksgiving Food Drive Hosted by 100.3 the Peak

Update: After the EventThe Storehouse is hugely thankful to everyone who made the first Peak Thanksgiving Food Drive a success.Our media partners and hosts, 100.3 the Peak, were great to work with. The event sponsors came through very generously to support the food...