Ruidoso Schools report a large percentage of their students qualify for free lunch due to low income. In New Mexico, 1 out of 3 children go to bed hungry each night. Many of our residents face the dilemma of deciding whether to buy food, buy medicine, or pay utilities for they cannot pay for all.
Unforeseen circumstances create emergency situations where supplemental food becomes vital. In 2016 we served 9,679 people. In 2014, the Lincoln County Food Bank provided a box of basic food items to 3,781 families representing 9,870 individuals. In 2013, we provided 3,325 boxes representing 8,054 individuals.
With more donations, we can serve more clients.
People who request food bank assistance are asked to verify their residence in Lincoln County or Mescalero on their initial visit and bring a photo ID on each subsequent visit. The proof of residency will need to be updated every six months. Qualifying residents may receive a box of food every 30 days. A card is maintained on file for each client who is served through our food bank. Each client is treated with courtesy and respect by our dedicated volunteers.
We maintain a bulletin board which displays materials covering such topics as reading literacy, locations serving free meals and free pet neutering, community services, and a list of other food banks. Another bulletin board is available for clients to post jobs they are seeking or skills and services they are offering as a means of employment.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/TREASURER
Cell: 575- 973-6040
Chris Carusona, Vice-President
Pat Scott, Secretary
Paula Voss, Treasurer
Home: 575- 257-3130
Home: 575-257-5416 Cell: 575- 257-8966
Margaret Dixson, Volunteer Coordinator
Lincoln County Food Bank
138 Service Rd.
Ruidoso, NM 88355
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 7432
Ruidoso, NM 88355
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
NOON to 4:00 PM
For residents in need from Lincoln County and Mescalero.
Weather closures follow the Ruidoso Public School's schedules.
For holiday closures check with the food bank or our LCFB Facebook.