the food security
The Food Security Program is the flagship program at Casa de Peregrinos. It has been providing food to families in Doña Ana County since 1979.
Families are eligible to receive one distribution of food per month. Food distributions average of 80 pounds.
In the past several years, Casa de Peregrinos has made strides to improve the nutritional value of its food box distributions. We have added more fresh produce that includes apples, oranges, potatoes, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, and other seasonal vegetables when available. We also provide protein including cheese, meats, fresh eggs, and essential staples like dried beans, pasta, and rice, as well as canned goods and bakery items in every distribution.
During the 2018 program year, the Food Security Program provided a total of 20,345 unduplicated clients. This represents over 14% of the residents in Doña Ana County.