The Food Depot Plans Temporary Closure To Allow Staff Uninterrupted Period Of Rest March 26 Through April 3


SANTA FE — The Food Depot will close temporarily March 26 through April 3 to allow its staff an uninterrupted period of rest.

The warehouse will reopen at 8 a.m., Monday, April 4.

“The Food Depot values and prioritizes the well-being of its employees. The past two years have tested the food bank’s capacity and placed incredible demands and stresses on its talented and committed employees,” said Deputy Director Jill Dixon of The Food Depot.

Hunger relief services will not be interrupted during this break. This moment of rest for staff can and will be accomplished while The Food Depot remains committed to serving those in need of hunger relief.

All planned distributions will be shifted or rescheduled to ensure that everyone in need has access to resources during this time. The bi-weekly food distribution at The Food Depot is 7- 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24, instead of March 31. All other distribution dates in The Food Depot’s service area can be found at  

Looking forward, The Food Depot has incorporated lessons learned across the pandemic and its 29-year history and developed an ambitious strategic plan that will shape hunger-relief services over the next three to five years. This plan calls for bold action and dynamic change, customizing and expanding services in the ways and locations in which they are most needed. In the coming months, The Food Depot will share these services with its partners, clients and the communities it serves. 

About The Food Depot

The Food Depot fosters healthy communities by engaging a network of partners and developing solutions to create a hunger-free northern New Mexico. As the food bank for nine counties, The Food Depot provides hunger relief to more than 39,761 people experiencing food insecurity. The Food Depot addresses the crisis of hunger through a combination of drive-thru mobile food pantries, three direct service programs, and support of a network of 81 partner nonprofit programs. During 2021, The Food Depot provided an average of 737,627 meals each month to people in need — the most vulnerable of our community — children, seniors, working families, and those in ill health. The Food Depot is an equal opportunity provider.

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