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Senior Meals

Information about free (donation-based) lunches at 21 locations throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County available to seniors 60 and over.

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

July 2020 Menu


Senior Affairs Activities Catalog


Senior Affairs 50+ Sports and Fitness Guide



All senior, multigenerational and 50+ Fitness Centers are closed. Breakfast will temporarily not be served, however, to-go lunches are still available for pick up at five locations M-F. For more information on lunches, click here.

Home delivered meals will continue to operate as normal for homebound seniors. Although many people are staying home due to the Governor’s Stay at Home instruction, homebound meal delivery through Senior Affairs is meant to support 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.

The Department of Senior Affairs offers seniors, age 60 and older, a free (donation-based) lunch at 21 locations throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The lunch is served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and meals must be reserved 24 hours in advance. The monthly menu is updated monthly and is available on this website, in the center newsletters, and posted at the centers.


A low-cost breakfast is also available at the following senior/multigenerational centers: Los Volcanes, Manzano Mesa, North Domingo Baca, North Valley, and Barelas.


Meal sites that serve lunch include Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center; Cesar Chavez Community Center; Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site; Los Duranes Community Center; South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center; Taylor Ranch Community Center; Thomas Bell Community Center; Paradise Hills Community Center Annex; Ed Romero Terrace Apts.; Encino Garden; Encino Terrace; Embudo Towers; Shalom House; Tijeras Senior Center; La Amistad; and Whispering Pines Senior Center.

DSA Centers that serve as meal sites are BarelasLos VolcanesManzano MesaNorth ValleyNorth Domingo Baca. Click on the links to see the addresses and learn more.

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 60 and older) as well as ala carte sandwiches, soups, and salads at a low price.

The Department of Senior Affairs' network of meal sites are for seniors aged 60+ and are located throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

The meal sites are generally open at least Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and provide activities as well as a hot noon meal. Reservations are required for lunch and donations are requested for the meal.

Menus and calendars of activities are available at each meal site. Limited transportation for neighborhood residents is available to some sites. Call each site for more information!

Meal Site Locations

Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center
9800 4th Street NW, 87114
(505) 897-8896
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
3910 Isleta Blvd SW, 87105
(505) 873-6647
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
Thomas Bell Community Center
3001 University SE, 871060
(505) 848-1333
Los Duranes Community Center
2920 Leopoldo NW, 87104
(505) 848-1338
Tijeras Senior Center
#9 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
(505) 286-4220


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.