Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office sponsors Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in partnership with Checkerboard Food Pantry

Bernalillo, NM., October 16, 2023–The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office is sponsoring its third annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Partnering with the Nacimiento Community Foundation, which operates The Checkerboard Food Pantry in Cuba, N.M., this food drive will collect items between October 16 and November 17, 2023, for local Sandoval County residents who need just a little help. Distribution of these items will take place November 20, 2023, via a drive-through program at the Checkerboard Food Pantry.

“Because of the success experienced the past two years with our food and toy drives, we decided to continue the tradition again this year. We have seen that our county comes together as a community to help those who are enduring tough times, demonstrating the true meaning of the holiday season,” said Sandoval County Treasurer, Jennifer A. Taylor. Treasurer Taylor encourages residents to gather a few cans or boxes of nonperishable food items while grocery shopping and drop them off at one of the donation sites. “Also, if anyone would like to donate a turkey(s), please bring them to the Sandoval County Administration building on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, by 10:00 a.m. so that they can be delivered to the Sandoval County Fair Grounds on the day of the Thanksgiving food distribution. Your generosity is most appreciated,” Ms. Taylor shared.

To donate to this Thanksgiving food drive, please take nonperishable traditional Thanksgiving food donations to the businesses listed below. There is also a donation site at the Sandoval County Administration Building at the Treasurer’s Office at 1500 Idalia Road, Bldg. D, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Bosque Brewery North834 Highway 550, Bernalillo
Chavez Ortega Agency6366 Highway 550, Cuba
Chicky’s Coffee240 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo
Del Norte Credit Union3634 Rio Rancho Blvd NE Suite 101, Rio Rancho
La Puerta Realty1 Ridge Court, Placitas
New Mexico Bank & Trust7830 Enchanted Hills Blvd NE, Rio Rancho
New Mexico Bank & Trust (Southern and 528)4001 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho
Presciliano’s Restaurant6478 Highway 550, Cuba