Welcome to our Community Hub

Rio Grande Food Project is more than food. We are a Community Hub where people connect with social service providers and resources and get help accessing programs that improve household circumstances and prevent hunger. This continuum of food access solutions includes job search and training opportunities, in addition to behavioral and physical health services, utility bill assistance, nutrition and cooking education, financial literacy, emergency cell phones and internet access, and youth literacy programming.

The Community Hub help’s guests enroll in critical public benefits including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) previously knowing as food stamps and Low-Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) applications available.

Community Hub Hours:
Walk-ins Welcome Wednesday and Fridays, During Regular Food Distribution 9 – 11 am

For Assistance Outside Walk-in Hours Call Office

Ways We Can Help

PNM Bill Assistance

For over 9 years, RGFP has been the primary nonprofit administrator of the PNM Good Neighbor Fund, helping provide support for past-due electricity bills for residents statewide. 

New Qualifications for Good Neighbor Fund 2024

To apply for the PNM Good Neighbor Fund, applicants must: 
  • Show proof of a disconnection notice from PNM
  • Submit documentation that the PNM account holder has received LIHEAP and/or SNAP benefits for the current year (EBT cards are not permissible for this purpose)
  • Provide ID for each member of the household

The maximum reward for GNF is $120 per household per calendar year

Applicant may only receive GNF once each year

Customers must apply for in-person assistance through a community partner (including RGFP) or at a PNM bill assistance event. 

 

If you are unable to apply in-person due to extenuating circumstances, please call 505-831-3778 to discuss case-by-case accommodation.

Water Bill Assistance

RGFP also partners with the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority to administer Water Assistance Fund grants for past-due water bills and assist qualifying households applying for the monthly Low-Income Credit Program.

Qualifications for Water Assistance Fund (WAF): 

Applicant may only receive WAF once each year

Qualifications for the Low-Income Credit (LIC) program:

Partnerships

The RGFP Community Hub connects guests with resources through our extensive partnership network designed to help improve household circumstances and reduce and prevent food insecurity. Partner services addressing unemployment and underemployment, insurance benefit maximization, federal aid program assistance, community health, financial literacy, caseworker support, and more are onsite on a rotating basis to directly assist guests during our regular food distributions. Year-round we provide onsite utility bill assistance, nutrition and cooking classes, benefit enrollment support such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps), and additional ad-hoc services and educational opportunities. All Community Hub services are always free of charge.  If you are a service agency interested in connecting with the Community Hub, please email rgfp@rgfp.org.

Free Easy Savings Kit
We also partner with PNM to administer Easy Savings Kits, mailed directly to your door and containing approximately $60 value in energy-saving lightbulbs, weather proofing, and more to lower utility usage and costs long-term. Each household can receive a kit once every five years.
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Rio Grande Food Project has partnered with US Eagle Federal Credit Union to bring clear, in-depth lesson that help you dive into financial topics.
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For any questions about Community Hub services, please call 505-377-3271.

Workshops

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Vegetable Gardening Series.