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Bernalillo County offering free lunch for 60-up

The Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center in the North Valley. (Source: BernCo)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County announced Wednesday it is offering free lunches to people 60 years and older at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center and Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reservations are required, and the service is available now.

“Seniors who call in their reservation can now pick up their lunch inside the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center or dine-in if they like and there’s room,” George Schroeder, senior and social services manager, said in a news release. “At Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center the lunches are available for drive-thru pick up.”

bright spotTo reserve a meal at the South Valley center, 2008 Larrazolo SW, call 505-468-7604 before 1 p.m. the previous business day. The lunch will be available for pickup or dining in from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dine-in seating is limited, and if seating is unavailable, lunch can be taken to go, according to the news release.

To reserve a meal at the Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center, 9800 Fourth NW, call 505-314-0082 before 1 p.m. the previous business day. The reserved lunch will then be available for drive-thru pickup in the parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No dine-in service is available at the North Valley site.

The free senior lunch service is a combined effort of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging. Senior lunches are also available at city of Albuquerque senior centers. Visit www.cabq.gov/seniors/senior-services/senior-meals for details.


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