The City of Albuquerque is Requesting Food Donations for To’Hajiilee

Nonperishable items can be dropped off at Senior Affairs or police substations

April 17, 2020

The City of Albuquerque is asking residents to step up and help the To’Hajiilee Navajo Chapter through donations of non-perishable food items. Recently, To’Hajiilee has reached out to the City requesting direct support to help them during the coronavirus outbreak in New Mexico.

“Last year we became the first city in America to recognize tribal sovereignty by establishing government-to-government relations, and in this trying time our neighbors to the West need some help. We are jumping into action to make sure we get the ball rolling to get food box donations to our tribal neighbors,” said Mayor Tim Keller.

Donations are being collected by the Department of Senior Affairs and should include any non-perishable or shelf-stable items such as canned and boxed goods. They can be dropped off at any of the following locations:

  • Department of Senior Affairs Social Services Offices (Monday through Friday only: 1620 1st NW, Albuquerque NM)
  • Jeffery Russell Memorial Substation (12800 Lomas NE, Albuquerque NM 87112)
  • John Carrillo Memorial Substation (8201 Osuna NE, Albuquerque NM 87109)
  • Michael King and Richard Smith Memorial Substation (10401 Cibola Loop NW, Albuquerque NM 87114)
  • Phil Chacon Memorial Substation (800 Louisiana SE, Albuquerque NM 87108)
  • Shawn McWethy Memorial Substation (6404 Los Volcanes NW, Albuquerque NM 87121)
  • Gerald Cline Memorial Substation (5408 2nd NW, Albuquerque NM 87107)

For more information, contact Agnes Vallejos at [email protected] or 505-764-6430.


Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.