Welcome to our Protected news. Each week, we’ll bring you stories to feel good about. This week, read about how we are working to support our communities during the COVID-19 health crisis by providing plant-based food for those in need. 

ABQ Mutual Aid facility

Providing Plant-Based Food to Help Our Community

While the current pandemic is causing increased food insecurity for many people, our Promoting Plant-Based Eating program is stepping up to help, continuing our mission of increasing New Mexicans’ access to plant-based foods. We are partnering with local organizations and food establishments to provide plant-based food for those who need help putting food on their table. This initiative provides assistance for struggling families while also supporting local restaurants and farmers. It’s a win for everyone, including farmed animals.

ABQ Mutual Aid, a grassroots mutual aid group, has been providing weekly food boxes for families in need since the onset of the pandemic. Animal Protection of New Mexico has recently partnered with them to provide fresh produce from local farmers through Agri-Cultura network. This collaboration ensures that needy families will receive fresh, healthy produce each week from local farmers, benefiting multiple levels of our community at the same time. 

We have also partnered with Vegan Outreach and the Root 66 Food Truck to provide hot meals for the Transgender Resource Center (a drop-in center that provides support services), and for the John Brown Breakfast Club (a group that distributes food every Saturday morning in downtown Albuquerque).

Want to Help?

As the virus continues to impact communities across the state, we are exploring how to expand our reach and continuing this work, as our capacity allows. Your donation to APNM will help sustain these efforts to make plant-based food available to New Mexicans. 


Root 66 Cafe Now Open in Santa Fe

Are you in the Santa Fe area? Root 66 Cafe is now open for takeout and curbside pickup. Root 66 Cafe offers a varied, delicious menu of healthy options, comfort food, and desserts—all 100% plant-based. 

From house made breakfast sausage and cheezy cheddar grits to summer squash salad with marinated feta, there is sure to be something on the menu for every appetite. 

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm
Address: 1704 Lena Street, Santa Fe, 87505

Look for our Protected email in your inbox every Friday. We hope these weekly messages will brighten your day during these challenging times. If you have some animal-related good news you'd like to share, write us at media@apnm.org. 

Animal Protection of New Mexico
PO Box 11395
Albuquerque NM 87192

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