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.
THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASISTANCE PROGRAM - TEFAP
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.
USDA NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT (As of May 2022)
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), disability, age, 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 responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, 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 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; or
(2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.