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Stop Senior Hunger

Information about the Stop Senior Hunger initiative.


Department of Senior Affairs

Stop Senior Hunger


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Throughout the year each senior center and multigenerational center will serve as collection sites for non-perishable food donations. The food that is collected will be delivered to seniors who receive various services from the Department of Senior Affairs.


The Department of Senior Affairs partners with Comfort Keepers and Silver Horizons New Mexico to highlight the Stop Senior Hunger initiative. The focus of this public, private, and non-profit partnership is to educate our community regarding the issue of malnutrition among the senior population.

Undernourishment and malnutrition are serious problems for America’s older population. While estimates vary widely, the American Dietetics Association has reported that between 35% and 85% of seniors are at risk for being under or malnourished. It is also estimated that one in nine seniors experience some form of hunger or “food insecurity,” the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household. Older adults face many obstacles to getting healthy food and those challenges can lead to malnutrition.


The need for awareness about senior malnutrition is growing each day. Please donate non-perishable food to the following sites:

  • Barelas Senior Center
  • Bear Canyon Senior Center
  • Highland Senior Center
  • Los Volcanes Senior Center & Sports & Fitness Center
  • Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
  • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
  • North Valley Senior Center
  • Palo Duro Senior Center & Sports & Fitness Center