Help Storehouse West
How You Can Help
Donate money, food or clothes. Donations are tax deductible!
Food and children's clothing can be dropped off during normal hours of operation.
Please contact us if you are interested in running a food or clothing drive or a fundraiser.
Give thru your workplace campaign!
Storehouse West can be designated to receive gifts by either the United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign. Your company may match your gift, increasing your impact!
Recycle Your Scrap Metal
To donate aluminum and other metals to Storehouse West you can recycle scrap metal at Rio Rancho
Recycling, 110 Frontage Road, near the intersection of NM 528 and Sundt. Ask them to put the items on Storehouse West Account. Thank you.
SHW needs people to sort food and clothing, fill orders, interact with clients, pickup donations and deliver to home bound clients. If you would like to give back to the community, please contact us!
Storehouse West collects aluminum cans and inactive cell phones and in turn recycles those items to raise money to support our programs.
Individuals, organizations and businesses collect pennies for Storehouse West. Join the Copper Crusade. Contact us for more information.
Search and Shop Online!
Use GoodSearch instead of Google or Yahoo and raise funds for SHW.
or shop using Amazon Smile.
Food for Families
In 2014, Storehouse West provided food for almost 15,900 people, which would serve over 246,000 meals.
Food boxes are prepared containing non-perishables, milk, eggs, bread, hamburger and chicken, enough for a week of meals. Donated produce and baked items from local supermarkets complete the food box. When available, personal hygiene items are included in the boxes.
Younger children have a greater dietary need for protein and calcium to help their muscles and bones grow. Therefore families with young children receive double portions of dairy and meat or other protein products. During the summer when school is not in session peanut butter, jelly and other lunch foods are provided.
Food for Seniors
Many low-income Seniors go without food in order to pay their housing or prescription bills. Many are housebound and volunteers deliver the Emergency Food Assistance Program packages of food staples each month, together with personal cleaning and hygiene items.
With more than 400 Seniors served, deliveries are made to many persons including those in Pena Blanca and Jemez Springs.
Storehouse West has received grants from Rio Rancho Community Foundation, United Way and Rotary, enabling more food to be added to these deliveries as well as personal items such as soap, toothpaste and tissues.
Kids Clothes Closet
The Kids Clothes Closet distributes gently-used clothing plus new underwear and socks to children from birth through middle school. Children come by appointment to be outfitted as many as four times per year.
Children with a referral from a school are outfitted immediately. Donated clothes come from schools, churches, and residents.
The volunteer staff assists the parents and children with finding proper sizes allowing the children to try on items to ensure a correct fit. Donations to purchase new clothing, especially shoes, are always welcome.
Capital Equipment and Improvement Wish List
Storehouse West exists on a tight budget with 93% of its income used for food to feed our clients. As our building and equipment ages we find ourselves in the difficult position of choosing between the capital needs of our operation and the needs of our clients. Following is a list of those capital needs.
Each of these items are important to our continued, efficient operation both short and long term. Your help would have a direct impact on the food we can provide for needy families and seniors in the long term.