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 the second highest ranked state in the nation for senior hunger. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one out of every seven Bernalillo County seniors live below the poverty level. Silver Horizons’ Senior Food Markets provide free groceries to almost 3,500 seniors each month, and to nearly 1,200 grandchildren many of these seniors are raising. In 2017, Silver Horizons:
- helped more than 33,600 seniors, most of whom live on less than $10,000 annual income
- distributed more than 1,480,000 pounds of food to more than 2,000 households (enough food for 1,234,000 meals)
- received more than 28,000 food pantry visits.
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 or email info@SilverHorizons.org.
Senior Food Markets: Free Groceries for Seniors!
Silver Horizons holds Senior Food Markets throughout the month and at various locations. Seniors (50+) receive fresh produce, meat, bread, toiletry items, pet food, in addition to nonperishable food items.
Each month, almost 3,500 seniors receive free groceries, along with about 1,200 grandchildren many of these seniors are raising.
Proof of financial need and signup is not required. Simply show up. Click here for an updated list of Senior Food Markets, open to all seniors regardless of where they live.
Grocery Home Delivery
Silver Horizons delivers free groceries to seniors who qualify for this program. Please telephone 505-884-3881 to learn more about home delivery. You must leave a message with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will return your call within 24-48 hours. Seniors who qualify receive free groceries once a month. These deliveries are made by volunteers.
Partnership with Meals on Wheels Albuquerque
Silver Horizons, in partnership with Meals on Wheels Albuquerque, works to ensure low-income, homebound 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.