Beginning Wednesday, August 3rd, The Rock at NoonDay will be expanding it's meal services by serving dinner to Albuquerque's homeless and anyone without reliable access to nutritious food. Dinner will be served Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:00 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. at 2400 Second Street NW.
The new food service will be provided by the Albuquerque Rescue Mission. This partnership focuses on a wise use of community resources and reducing duplication of existing services. The Rock's facility has a capacity of 450 people - much larger than ARM's dining room. "The Rock has been serving amazing lunches for more than three decades along with breakfast in more recent years" says Dr. Allen Miner, Board Chairman at The Rock "We are excited to begin providing dinner at our facility by hosting the Albuquerque Rescue Mission."
"We're able to provide more help to more people" says Pastor John Hill, Executive Director of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, "We both have the same goal - expressing God's love in practical ways to people in desperate need."
"This is a true collaboration of two ministries with the same heart for the vulnerable" says Danny Whatley, Executive Director of The Rock at NoonDay, "This partnership allows us to better serve the homeless and near homeless community, especially as it relates to emergency services."
The Albuquerque Rescue Mission's daily feeding schedule has been suspended since May due to a construction project at their downtown campus. The newly expanded campus, expected to be ready this fall, will focus exclusively on residential recovery programs for up to 100 people. All other emergency services for the homeless and people in need have been moved to the Mission's new Resource Center at 2021 Second Street NW.
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The Rock at NoonDay: The largest day shelter in New Mexico. Formerly NoonDay Ministries, our organization has been operating continuously since 1982. The Rock at NoonDay does much more than provide food. Along with breakfast and lunch, we meet other basic needs such as showers, laundry service, mail service, rental assistance, food boxes, clothing, toiletries and assistance specifically for families with children through the Alex Fund. Once those basic needs are met, we continue to help through partner organizations who come on-site to provide services. www.therockabq.com
The Albuquerque Rescue Mission has been serving the homeless, unwanted, and struggling for over 60 years. Since 1954, the Mission has provided meals, shelter, and medical care that lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. We exist to end homelessness in Albuquerque for anyone who wants a better life.