Casa Rosa Food PantryPlacitas, New Mexico

       Of Service To The Placitas Community

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.


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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;  

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or  

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.