Who Does St. Felix Pantry Serve?

The Pantry serves all counties in New Mexico. 

  • 56% (105, 618) are adults - (unemployed, disabled, Veterans, senior citizens and female heads of households)
  • 44% (82,197) are children
  • Over 84% are extremely low income (84.82% or 40, 945 households)
  • 54% are Hispanic

Jack Bunting Addresses Human Dignity

 

HOST CAN DRIVE

 

CAN YOU HELP?

Please consider hosting a Canned Food Drive to help take a bite out of local hunger! Individuals, groups and organizations of all sizes and ages can host successful food drives that help feed families and individuals in need in our community! To get started email Manuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (505) 270-1366

To learn more about St. Felix Pantry visit us at www.stfelixpantry.org

 

Welcome To St. Felix Pantry

 

Anniversary Message
from 
a Felician Sister-Witness

St. Felix Pantry was incorporated in 1992 and so is celebrating 25 years as a nonprofit entity. But the origin of St. Felix Pantry actually goes back to the early 1980s.

That’s when Sister Mary Genevieve Ryskiewicz (in image above), started a back-door outreach to the poor from the kitchen pantry of the Assumption of Blessed Mary Convent, where day-old bread and produce donated by local markets were distributed to the needy. Provincial Minister Sister Rosemarie Goins CSSF and her administration were instrumental in the incorporation of St. Felix Pantry and the move to the present location. Most Reverend Michael Sheehan, archbishop of Santa Fe, presided at the dedication and blessing on Aug. 8, 1995. The Honorable Thomas Swisstack, mayor of Rio Rancho, was present. Graced, I have been a sister-witness to all these wonderful events.

In my recent stint of assisting in Sister Claire’s Christmas Store and in the clothing department in the Pantry before Christmas, amidst the movement of donated goods to the racks and bins for client pick-up, I was again a witness — a witness in awe of the generosity of benefactors, the dedication of committed staff, volunteers and board members. I witnessed the joy and deep appreciation of the client guests of St. Felix Pantry.

Our Christmas homilist, provincial minister Friar Jack Clark Robinson OFM, reminded us that God comes to us, as we are, to awaken Love. Truly every day at St. Felix Pantry, God comes to us, as we are, to awaken Love – people helping people.

You also can be an active witness of this Love being awaken in one person at a time, one family at a time: become a mission collaborator of St. Felix Pantry.

What better way to celebrate 25 years of existence – ensure the next 25 years of awakening

Love! 

To learn more about St. Felix Pantry please visit us at www.stfelixpantry.org

 

"The St. Felix Pantry is lovingly sponsored by the Felician Sisters.  We envision a future where everyone in New Mexico has access to nutritious food." 

 

LATEST NEWS

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CAN YOU HELP?

St. Felix Pantry Wish List

  • Currently Needed Items:
    New or slightly used fireproof file cabinet
    Outside Donation collection bin

  • Capital Items Needed:
    New truck, Parking Lot repaved and striped, Exterior building repainted, covered portal, new signage for the Pantry.

  • Food and Supplies Items: (Please no expired cans of food)
    Fresh fruits and vegetables
    Mac&Cheese
    Canned foods (vegetables,  beans, stews, soups, tuna, chicken, ham)
    Turkeys and Hams for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays
    Jellies, Jams and Peanut Butter
    Grains (cereals, rice, pasta, dried beans)
    Pies, cakes, pudding cups and other dessert items
    Children friendly food (Granola bars, crackers, cookies, and candies)
    Toys for children and youth
    Dog food, cat food and pet treats
    Baby products (Diapers, wipes, formula, infant foods, lotions and powders)

  • Paper and Household items we can ALWAYS use include: Toilet tissue, aluminum foil, tissues, paper towels, bar soap, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, liquid laundry soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, coffee, cooking oil, etc.  

We can also accept frozen foods, fresh produce, cheese, eggs and other perishable items including grocery store prepared meals. 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 505-270-1366.