Can you imagine living on less than $25 a day? About 85 percent of Silver Horizons’ clients are living on less than $900 a month.
New Mexico is the second highest ranked state in the nation for senior hunger. And, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one out of every seven Bernalillo Country seniors live below the poverty level. Silver Horizons’ Food Pantry, also known as our Food Distribution program, feeds almost 2,000 seniors each month and distributes more than 384,000 pounds of food providing nearly 320,000 meals.
Our Food Distribution program helps keep nutritious foods available to low-income seniors who must make the choice between buying groceries, paying their utility bills, paying for necessary medications, or covering other life expenses. At Silver Horizons, we believe our aging and elderly citizens in New Mexico shouldn’t have to make that choice, which is why there are multiple ways to receive Food Pantry assistance.
If you, or a loved one, is in need of food, please call us at 505-884-3881 or email info@SilverHorizons.org.
Farmer’s Market Food Pantry
On the second Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m., Silver Horizons opens its doors at 3540 Pan American Fwy. NE Suite B in Albuquerque, during which time seniors receive meat, dairy, hygiene products, and pet food, in addition to a large box of nonperishable food items. Almost 200 seniors receive enough food to make two-week’s worth of nutritious meals at the Farmer’s Market Food Pantry. Please call us at 505-884-3881 for information about this pantry, as well as other food distribution sites.
Homebound Food Distribution
Once a month Silver Horizons packages food boxes for seniors who have placed orders for Food Pantry assistance due to various conditions that keep them homebound. These deliveries are made by volunteers.
Silver Horizons in partnership with Meals on Wheels works to ensure seniors receive nutritious food on a monthly basis. These food boxes contain nonperishable food items and hygiene products. Food boxes are scheduled and delivered on an as needed basis.