Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Food donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be packed into food boxes. More than 1,000 of those boxes will be distributed by the State’s Aging and Long-Term Services Department to seniors and disabled adults. Each box contains up to 2 weeks’ worth of meals.
Representatives from the LDS church, Aging and Long-Term Services, as well as three shifts of volunteers, the first shift comprised of 25 community volunteers, will be at the Storehouse parking lot, socially distanced, masked, preparing the boxes.
New Mexico seniors are second in the nation for food insecurity. These efforts to get food out to New Mexico’s low-income seniors and disabled adults are complimented by the grab-n-go meal sites set up at senior centers across the state and the home delivered meal programs. For more information about the services ALTSD provides visit www.nmaging.state.nm.us or call 1(800)432-2080.