Most of the seniors we assist live on less than $900 a month! Our Free Groceries for Seniors program helps stretch household budgets so there is enough quality food to eat everyday.
New Mexico is one of the worst states in the nation for senior hunger and for senior malnutrition. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one out of every seven Bernalillo County seniors live below the poverty level. Silver Horizons’ Free Groceries for Seniors program provides free groceries to about 3,500 seniors each month, and to nearly 1,300 grandchildren many of these seniors are raising.
Our Free Groceries for Seniors 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. If you, or a senior you know, is in need of food, please call us at 505-884-3881.
Senior Food Markets
Silver Horizons provides free groceries throughout the month at various locations. Low-income seniors (50+) receive fresh produce, meat, bread, toiletry items, pet food, in addition to nonperishable food items. Each month, about 3,500 seniors receive free groceries, along with about 1,300 grandchildren many of these seniors are raising. Click here for an updated list of Senior Food Markets, open to all seniors regardless of where they live. Proof of financial need and signup is not required. Simply show up.
Dates and Locations
Friday, August 12 (No reservation needed; simply show up)
South Valley Senior Center
2008 Larrazolo Rd SW, Albuquerque 87105
Wednesday, August 24 (No reservation needed; simply show up)
Rio Bravo Senior Center
3910 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque 87105
Saturday, August 27 (Always the 4th Saturday of every month.)
Zia United Methodist Church
3368 Governor Miles Road, Santa Fe 87507
Who is eligible to shop?
Age 50+ (proof required)
This free Senior Food Market is for low-income seniors with monthly household incomes:
$1,133 or less for 1 person household
$1,526 or less for household with 2 people
$1,919 or less for household with 3 people
Must provide ID with your name and address before shopping and you must approve of your details being entered into Silver Horizons’ database.
Partnership with Meals on Wheels Albuquerque
Silver Horizons, in partnership with Meals on Wheels Albuquerque, works to ensure low-income, home-bound seniors receive nutritious food to help them cover the weekend. MOW provides meals Monday thru Friday. Silver Horizons provides “Weekend Survival Kits” that are delivered by MOW volunteers. These “kits” contain nonperishable food items that are easy-to-prepare.