Food distribution held for Native American community at Santa Fe Indian Center

Coronavirus New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Volunteers in Santa Fe are lending a helping hand to Native Americans in need. Officials at the Santa Fe Indian Center hosted a food distribution on Friday, June 5 for the Native American community in Santa Fe County who are facing hardships.

Organizers gave out bags of food, cleaning products, personal care items, and activities for kids while supplies last. This is the seventh food distribution the center has held and each one has items for all ages. Each week they see high demand and officials say they just want to help as much as possible.

“We know that there’s a lot of Native people out there who have lost their jobs, lost any type of income, so we want to make sure that we continue to support the Native American community,” said Caren Gala, director at the Santa Fe Indian Center.

The center is also providing emergency financial assistance for those in need. To apply, you must request an application by phone by calling 505-660-4210 or email

All applications will be reviewed by a committee on a case by case basis. Those applying must also submit an accompanying document like a utility bill or eviction notice when submitting an application.

If you’d like to help, visit the Santa Fe Indian Center’s website for additional information on making donations and volunteering your time.

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