Senior Meals

Information about meals throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County available to seniors 60 and over.

For information about services for seniors in Bernalillo County, call 505-764-6400.

September 2021 Menu


Senior Affairs Activities Catalog


Home delivered meal service is available for homebound seniors who have physical, emotional or other limitations that do not allow them to leave their homes on their own. If you, or someone you know, fits this description, call the Senior Information & Assistance Hotline at (505) 764-6400.

Barelas, Los Volcanes, North Valley, Manzano Mesa, & North Domingo Baca centers offer lunch at no cost to adults 60+ ($2-dollar donation suggested.) Ages 50-59, lunch is offered at a reduced rate of $3.25.

Highland, Palo Duro, & Bear Canyon centers offer lunch for 50+ at a reduced fee of $3.25.

Adults under the age of 50 are invited to visit our two multigenerational centers and can purchase lunch for $7.67. Our multigenerational centers are North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa.

Reservations required for lunch one day prior by 12 noon. 

Online donations are welcome and appreciated.

Barelas Senior Center
714 Seventh St, SW 87107

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt St. NE 87111

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe St. NE 87108

Los Volcanes Senior Center
6500 Los Volcanes, NW 87121

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth, SE 87123

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave, NE 87113

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th St, NW 87107

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro Dr. NE 87110


Low-cost breakfast is available to all senior and multigenerational center members Monday - Friday from 8A-9A.


In addition to our City of Albuquerque senior and multigenerational lunch sites, additional city and county centers provide senior lunch service to adults age 60+ Monday-Friday 11:30A - 1P.  Reservations required one day prior by 12P.  To reserve lunch, please call the senior meal site directly. 

Additional Meal Sites Re-Opening Updates: 

  • Current extended meal sites that are serving lunch under normal operations include Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center; Rio Bravo Senior Center; South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center; Paradise Hills Community Center Annex; and Whispering Pines. Reservations are required one day prior by 12 noon.
  • Take-out lunch is offered for residents at Ed Romero Terrace Apts.; Encino Garden; Encino Terrace; Embudo Towers; and Shalom House.  Residents can pick up their to-go meals from the dining hall.  Reservations are required one day prior by 12 noon.  
  • Tijeras Senior Center meal site is currently undergoing renovations and is offering drive thru style grab and go meals at the Village Hall.  Reservations are required one day prior by 12 noon. (Estimated renovation completion date:  March 2022).   

Please check with each center site directly to verify operation status and re-opening updates. 

The Department of Senior Affairs Senior and Multigenerational Centers that serve as 60+ free meal sites are Barelas, Los Volcanes, Manzano Mesa, North Valley, North Domingo Baca. Click on the links for address information and to learn more details.

The Department of Seniors Affairs also has three senior centers (Bear Canyon, Palo Duro, and Highland) that offer lunch at a reduced price ($3.25 for those 50 and older) as well as low cost ala carte sandwiches, soups, and salads.

The meal sites are generally open Monday through Friday, 9A-5P, and provide activities as well as offer a hot lunch. 

$2-dollar donations are suggested for 60+ free senior meals but are not required.  Donations can be made online or at the meal site.  

Menus and calendars of activities are available at each meal site. Five-mile radius transportation for neighborhood residents is available to most sites. Call each site for more information on current status of services. 

Meal Site Locations

Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center
9800 4th Street NW, 87114
(505) 314-0082* (updated contact phone number)

Whispering Pines
# 6 Lark Road, Tijeras, NM 87059
(505) 281-8003
Paradise Hills
5901 Paradise Blvd NW, 87114
(505) 314-0246
Embudo Towers
8010 Constitution NE, 87110
(505) 764-6474
Rio Bravo Senior Center 
3910 Isleta Blvd SW, 87105
(505) 314-0049
Ed Romero Terrace
8100 Central Ave SE, 87108
(505) 232-8880

Encino Garden
412 Alvarado SE, 87108
(505) 266-7736

Shalom House
5500 Wyoming NE, 87109
(505) 823-1434
Encino Terrace
609 Encino Place NE, 87102
(505) 247-4185
South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center
2008 Larrazolo SW, 87105
(505) 468-7604
La Amistad
415 Fruit NE, 87102
(505) 848-1395
Taylor Ranch Community Center
4900 Kachina Street NW, 87120
(505) 768-6006
Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn Avenue SE, 87108
(505) 256-2680
Los Duranes Community Center
2920 Leopoldo NW, 87104
(505) 848-1338
Tijeras Senior Center
#10 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
(505) 286-4220* Closed during construction; alternate contact number: (505) 269-7518

Home Delivered Meals

Seniors age 60+ who are unable to cook for themselves, have no one else to cook for them and are unable to attend a meal site may be eligible to receive a home delivered meal on a donation basis. Dog and cat food can be delivered for those receiving home delivered meals on a monthly basis. Care Coordinators will conduct an eligibility assessment for this program. For more information about Home Delivered Meals, contact our Senior Information and Assistance Program at 505-764-6400.