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Casa Rosa Food Pantry

"A Helping Hand for Placitas” - "Una Mano de Ayuda para PlacitasCLICK HERE TO GIVE

Mission:

Casa Rosa is an outreach of LPPC in alliance with the broader community of Placitas. Our mission is to provide food, services, and other life needs to empower the people of Placitas. Casa Rosa values people as they are; solicits participation of those who support our mission; respects the beliefs of others with no pressure to participate in LPPC; and encourages suggestions for meeting the needs of the Placitas community. Casa Rosa Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

Location:

Immediately east of LPPC at 640 Hwy 165 in the pink house.

Mailing address: Casa Rosa Food Pantry, P. O. Box 768, Placitas, NM 87043.

Hours:

Food Pantry distribution is from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. every Saturday morning regardless of sun, rain, or snow (with the only exception being in those years when there is a conflict on Saturday with Christmas and New Years Days).

History:

Casa Rosa opened its doors on August 30, 2008, with eight families being served. In this past year, 149 households in Placitas were served, including 222 adults and 80 children for a total of just over 300 individuals.

Governance:

While an outreach mission of LPPC, Casa Rosa has its own Board of Directors that determines strategic and operational policies and exercises independent responsibility for financial oversight.

Contacts:

Phone: Through the LPPC office at 867-5718

Email: casarosaplacitas@gmail.com

Can Casa Rosa Help You?

To Determine Eligibility for Services: for the first visit, as well as for annual re-registration, a potential client must bring proof of Placitas residency (e.g., driver's license, utility bill, phone bill) showing the individual's name and Placitas address. There will be questions asked about personal information, including a self declaration of current income (for all adults to be registered in the same household). This information is needed to complete The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Form as well as Casa Rosa's Registration Form.

Items and services provided include:

  • Perishable and non-perishable foods: frozen meats, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, juices, staples (such as flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil, beans).
  • Personal Care Items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, toilet and facial tissue, soap, and lotion
  • Pet Food and Supplies: dog and cat food and treats, cat litter, and various pet supplies and toys as available when donated.
  • Additional items: clothing, household goods and occasionally furniture and appliances (thanks to generous donations from the community!)
  • How Can You Help Casa Rosa?

    Volunteering:

    Help is needed at Casa Rosa with various activities (as assigned by the Chair or by the Food Pantry Coordinator on duty):

  • Friday mornings from about 8:30 to around 10:00 to unload the Roadrunner Food Bank truck; stock shelves, refrigerators, and freezers; and split bulk quantities into individual or family sizes.
  • Saturday mornings from about 8:30 (when clients begin to register) through the distribution hours of 9:00 to 11:00.
  • As needed to help with sorting and processing donated clothes and household goods.
  • Donations: CLICK HERE TO GIVE

  • Monetary: Casa Rosa’s income is primarily dependent upon monetary donations from individuals, businesses, and groups. (Checks are made payable to Casa Rosa Food Pantry and mailed to P.O. Box 768, Placitas, NM 87043.) Through Casa Rosa’s participation as a partner agency with the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, Casa Rosa is able to order food, especially in bulk quantities, at reduced prices and to receive USDA commodities at no cost. Thus, every dollar donated to Casa Rosa enables the purchase of approximately $9 worth of food. Monetary donations also help Casa Rosa volunteers purchase at local stores other needed and preferred items not available through Roadrunner.
  • Clothing and household goods: Donations of clothes (especially coats, sweaters, gloves, etc., in the winter) and household goods in working order are greatly appreciated by the clients. And if you have large furniture or appliance items to be disposed of, let us know, and we will circulate a sign-up sheet at Casa Rosa to determine if there are interested clients (who must have access to a vehicle to pick up the large items).
  • Supporting Fund-Raising Efforts:

    Check the LPPC calendar and "Upcoming Events" page for details of future events benefiting Casa Rosa, such as La Puerta's sponsorship of periodic flea markets and the annual Coats for Casa Rosa Drive.

    "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much;

    it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” - Franklin Roosevelt

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