Bernalillo County

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Drive-thru Grocery Pickup for Low-income Seniors

11:25 AM
Floyd Vasquez, C (505) 250-7848 -

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County and Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income seniors (60+) at two drive-thru grocery pickup events.

  • Friday, March 26, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW (map)
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 Second St NW (map)

“There are seniors in Bernalillo County who need an assist right now,” says George Schroeder, senior and social services manager. “If that’s you, please come and pick up some free groceries.”

“These drive-thru events allow us to provide food assistance while keeping seniors and volunteers safe,” says Ron Hidalgo, executive director, Silver Horizons. “Please follow the signs, wear a mask and remain in your vehicle."

Organizers will be following CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Food will be pre-packed and volunteers will be wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing their hands. Seniors may begin arriving at 10 a.m. Everyone must wear a mask and seniors must remain in their vehicles at all times.

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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