The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office is sponsoring its third annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Partnering with the Nacimiento Community Foundation, which operates The Checkerboard Food Pantry in Cuba, New Mexico, the food drive will collect items from Oct. 16 to Nov. 17 for Sandoval County residents who need help. Distribution of these items will take place Nov. 20 via a drive-thru program at the Checkerboard Food Pantry.

“Because of the success experienced the past two years with our food and toy drives, we decided to continue the tradition again this year. We have seen that our county comes together as a community to help those who are enduring tough times, demonstrating the true meaning of the holiday season,” said Sandoval County Treasurer Jennifer A. Taylor.

Taylor encourages residents to gather a few cans or boxes of nonperishable food items while grocery shopping and drop them off at one of the donation sites.

Turkey donations will be accepted at the Sandoval County Administration building until 10 a.m. Nov. 15 so that they can be delivered to the Sandoval County Fairgrounds on the day of the Thanksgiving food distribution.

To donate to the Thanksgiving food drive, please \nonperishable traditional Thanksgiving food donations to the businesses listed below. There is also a donation site at the Sandoval County Administration Building at the Treasurer’s Office at 1500 Idalia Road, Bldg. D, Bernalillo\.

Donation sites

  • Bosque Brewery North, 834 Highway 550, Bernalillo
  • Chavez Ortega Agency 6366 Highway 550, Cuba
  • Chicky’s Coffee, 240 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo
  • Del Norte Credit Union, 3634 Rio Rancho Blvd. NE Suite 101, Rio Rancho
  • La Puerta Realty, 1 Ridge Court, Placitas
  • New Mexico Bank & Trust, 7830 Enchanted Hills Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho
  • New Mexico Bank & Trust. (Southern and 528) 4001 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho
  • Presciliano’s Restaurant, 6478 Highway 550, Cuba