HOW TO PARTNER WITH
LINCOLN COUNTY FOOD BANK
The Lincoln County Food Bank depends solely upon the generosity of individuals and organizations in our community and surrounding areas. Please consider making the Lincoln County Food Bank your charity of choice by making personal donations of food and/or money or conducting a food drive within your neighborhood, church, organization or business. We have added a page on our website where donations made 'in memory' of someone will list the person's name, so that their legacy lives on in the lives of others needing food assistance. All donations are fully tax deductible and receipts are provided. Consider signing up to volunteer two hours per week at the Food Bank or to be one of our substitute volunteers who serve on an 'as needed' basis to work when our regular volunteers are unavailable. It is only a 2 hour per week commitment even for our regular volunteers. We also need volunteers who can occasionally be called to pick up donations or shelve items before the food bank opens. There are numerous ways we can use your support!
We have recently purchased a building so that the food bank is more accessible for our clients and we are able to maintain a consistent physical presence in our community. ALL of our staff, board members and technical support are unpaid volunteers, so that 100% of donations can go to buying food, our building expenses and fees maintaining our 501C (3) status. Almost all of our food is purchased through Lincoln County grocers, so your donations also grow our local economy.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
Our success in the fight against hunger depends on the support of people like you spreading the word in the community. We will accept unopened, canned goods, packaged dry goods, and fresh produce. Please check to make sure canned or packaged foods have not expired, as we can only distribute unexpired food. We especially need canned vegetables, soup, fruit, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, cereal, oatmeal, rice, and crackers.
We keep a year round collection barrel at both the main United States Post Office both in Alto and Ruidoso, so you can drop off food donations at either of those locations at your convenience. Monetary donations can be mailed to P. O. Box 7432, Ruidoso, NM 88355.
Seasonal visitors can also assist the Food Bank. If you are returning home after your stay, contact the Food Bank at 575-257-0682 during business hours and we will assist you in donating your food.
CONDUCTING A FOOD DRIVE
The food drives by organizations, such as US Post Office, county schools, IMG Cash for Cans, Albertson's Fill the Bus, our public library, and other civic organizations and businesses are vital to the continued ability to serve those in need. There are a number of months, however, when no food drives are conducted and food items available for distribution dwindle. If your organization or business would like to help conduct a brief food drive, we would love to work with you. Contact us at the 575-257-0682 or click on the contact page and send us your information to receive organizing and/or collection information.
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW:
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.