Casa Rosa Food PantryPlacitas, New Mexico

       Of Service To The Placitas Community


USDA distributes excess foods at no cost through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to assist in feeding people in need nationally. TEFAP regulations are administered in conjunction with the states, which in New Mexico is through the NM Food and Nutrition Services Bureau (FANS). The excess TEFAP foods are distributed through regional Food Banks, which includes Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) in New Mexico.

As a partner with RRFB, Casa Rosa has signed an Agreement to Receive USDA Foods - TEFAP and to abide by its regulations. As a part of these regulations, FANS annually sets the current income guidelines for NM that are compared to the total gross income amounts self-declared by potential clients in order to determine registration eligibility.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.  The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to: 

(1) Mail:

Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or

(2) Fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or  

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Can Casa Rosa Food Pantry be of assistance to you or someone you know?

As a distributor of food products through Roadrunner Food Bank and having signed an Agreement to Receive USDA Foods - TEFAP, we are required to determine whether potential new clients meet basic eligibility guidelines. We must also re-register returning clients on an annual basis.

Eligibility requires providing proof of Placitas residency (e.g., driver's license, utility bill, lease or rental agreement) showing the individual's name and current Placitas address.

Please understand that we will also need to ask for specific personal information including a self-declaration of current gross income for all adults to be registered in the same unit/household. This information is needed to complete The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Application Form as well as Casa Rosa's Registration Form.

To Register as a client with Casa Rosa Food Pantry, please visit the Food Pantry during normal Saturday morning distribution hours.

Once registered with Casa Rosa, items and services provided include:

 Perishable and non-perishable foods: frozen meats, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, cereal, juices, drinking water and bulk staples such as flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil, rice and beans;

Personal Care Items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, toilet and facial tissue, soap and lotion are often available;

Pet Food and Supplies: dog and cat food and various pet supplies are often available;

 Non-Food Items: Gently-used clothing and small household items in good condition (thanks to generous donations from the community!) are often available and distributed to those in greatest need. During the late fall and winter months, we typically have winter coats, gloves and other cold-weather clothing available in a variety of adult and children's sizes.