Feeding the hungry of Socorro County

 


  New Mexico is:


    #1 in Food Insecurity

    #6 in Hunger

    #5 in Childhood Poverty

    #9 in Senior Poverty


....in the Nation!

In Socorro County:


  1. Bullet   39.2% of children under the age of 18 live in poverty


(US Census 2000)


  1. Bullet   59.6% of babies born were to single mothers – the most reliable predictor of poverty for children. 


(NM Dept. of Health Vital Records 2001)

Socorro Storehouse:


•  Provides food for 90 families weekly

•  Is a Commodities & Senior Helpings Food Distribution Site

•  Is a 501(c)3 organization and relies on tax-deductible donations

•  Can purchase food from Roadrunner Food Bank for $0.19/lb.

•  Also distributes Commodities and Senior Helpings in Magdalena

•  Gives out Senior Farmer’s Market Vouchers


Volunteers are needed to:


•  Pack boxes weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  1. Assist with food drives at local grocery stores on Saturdays


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Food insecurity is defined as “uncertain or limited access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” When you are “food insecure”, you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.


Please consider donating to Socorro Storehouse.


Only $8 will feed a family of four for one week.


Donations of non-perishable items are also welcomed.