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Local Hospitals Welcome Food Donations if Done Safely

Hospitals share instructions to safely donate food to front line workers

April 9, 2020

Local hospitals are experiencing an outpouring of support from the community, especially restaurants, during the around-the-clock response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Food donations for health care workers are very much appreciated if they follow the safety guidelines below.

UNM Hospital

UNM Hospital only accepts food donations that come from local restaurants. They cannot accept homemade items. Food donations should be coordinated with Barbara Temer via email at [email protected]. Food deliveries to UNM Hospital have been successful when adhering to social distancing.

Monetary donations can also be made to UNM Hospital Crisis Relief FundMain Campus Student Emergency Relief FundHealth Sciences Student Emergency Relief Fund or our Lobo Food Pantry.

Presbyterian Hospital

At this time, Presbyterian Hospital is accepting individually packaged, restaurant-catered meals. They cannot accept buffet style or homemade food. Presbyterian requests that food donations be coordinated with Volunteer Services via email at [email protected] or at the following phone numbers to schedule a delivery at least 24 hours in advance.

    • Presbyterian Downtown: 505-563-8102 or 505-322-5119
    • Kaseman: 505-291-2890
    • Rust Medical Center: 505-659-1994
    • Santa Fe Medical Center: 505-772-6227 or 505-504-8607

Lovelace Hospital

Lovelace Hospital encourages anyone in the community who would like to donate meals from local restaurants to call 505-727-5414 to coordinate deliveries. They also cannot accept homemade food.

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