Casa Rosa Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization and our volunteers are an integral part of what brings our community together for the benefit and health of all.
Volunteers manage and assist with everything from the unloading of trucks and sorting of food to packaging, shelving and final food distribution. Volunteers also assist in special events, fundraising and, at various times throughout the spring, summer and fall, the planting, tending and harvesting of produce at the non-profit Seed-2-Need community gardens. The efforts put forth in those gardens help support the food pantry with fresh fruit and vegetables.
There are volunteer opportunities for individuals of almost any age or ability; please use our contact page to let us know your interests and how you might be able to help.
Our friends and neighbors in Placitas and in the nearby communities of Bernalillo and Rio Rancho not only support Casa Rosa with their volunteer efforts but also with the donations necessary for the food pantry to operate. Our community is innately generous and, with grace and goodwill, the residents and local businesses have helped create a true example of a "village." Casa Rosa Food Pantry couldn't exist or serve others without that generosity.
We also recognize and are grateful for the incredible support received from civic organizations and businesses - some local, some national - who have changed lives and quality of life through their generosity. Just a few of them include Jardineros, Kohl's for Kids, La Farge Aggregate, Walmart, REI, Costco, La Puerta Real Estate, General Mills and, of course, Road Runner Food Bank.
If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation to Casa Rosa Food Pantry - as an individual, family, company or through an employer-matching program or bequest - please use our contact page to reach out to us or you can also use the button below to offer a one-time or recurring donation. All donations made through our website are managed through a trusted, third-party service provider that can handle your transaction safely and securely.
Monetary donations of any size are always welcome and can be stretched for maximum value through our ability to purchase through commodity and surplus programs. We also welcome donations of non-perishable, unopened food and, in the fall and winter, gently used clothing, winter coats and blankets.
Our Volunteers, Our Donors, Our Community
There's an old African proverb that begins with "It takes a village..."
...and in the small village of Placitas, New Mexico the community takes looking after one another seriously!
Casa Rosa Food Pantry is an all-volunteer, community-supported 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a very simple charter; to provide adequate food and support to those in need within the Placitas community.
While initially created as an outreach program of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Casa Rosa Food Pantry is a secular, equal opportunity provider of services regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual identity or disability.
Roadrunner Food bank is an equal opportunity provider and employer. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Casa Rosa has its own Board of Directors that determines strategic and operational policies and exercises independent responsibility for financial oversight. In addition to providing weekly food distributions to registered clients, the food bank also collects and distributes items of necessity and comfort including coats, cold-weather clothing and blankets. Casa Rosa opened its doors on August 30, 2008 servicing eight families in need. In 2013, we served slightly more than four hundred individuals.
When people hear us say that we can turn a single dollar cash donation into nine dollars worth of groceries there's often a moment of disbelief...followed by amazement! Is it actual magic? No, but it's close!
Because of our wonderful partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank - the largest food bank and warehouse distribution facility in the state - we're able to access fresh, frozen and canned food products at significantly reduced prices, many times at 80% or 90% less than traditional grocery store prices would be. These are often donated bulk, USDA commodity or surplus food items and while we do have to actually buy them, the savings we can achieve through our relationship with Roadrunner Food Bank allows us to maximize the power and value of every dollar donated.
"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”