La Puente has been fighting to alleviate the effects of poverty for decades. Today, La Puente is on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now more than ever, La Puente’s essential services are needed by a growing number in our community. We cannot continue operating without your help!

Beginning March 16, La Puente took measures to continue to meet the needs of our community while taking proactive community health precautions.   COVID 19 poses a risk to us all, but especially to the most vulnerable.  Our community is strong and we can help one another get through this pandemic.

Changes to Services

As an essential service,” La Puente has made several changes to our operations while continuing to offer much-needed services.

Click on the photo(s) below to detailed offerings of available services and changes to programming.

Changes to La Puente's Family of Program Services
Other Community COVID-19 Resources

How Can You Help?

This virus will affect our entire globe, but we can help solve it by taking care of one another.  Please follow the guidelines of public health professionals and reach out for help if you or a neighbor needs anything. 

As La Puente manages this crisis, we will need your support, please consider donating online or helping us, purchase much-needed supplies.  The La Puente family of programs is dedicated to the health of our community and is proud to serve during these trying times!

  • Volunteer, please contact 719-587-3499 to learn how you can contribute during this time of community need.
  • Donate to help buy food, sanitizing items and other essentials so that La Puente can continue to provide services to those most vulnerable.

Support Us By Donating Today!

Donate to Purchase Food for the Community Meal
Donate to Purchase Gloves to Increase Safety for Staff
Donate to Purchase Masks for Front-line Workers
Donate to Purchase Plastic Bags for Food Bank Customers
Donate to Purchase Sanitizing and Cleaning Products
Donate to Purchase Boxes for Emergency Food Distribution

Items We Need Donated

Face Masks

With new recommendations from the CDC

La Puente is wanting to ensure our front line workers have the masks they need.

Please contact us if you ware willing to sew masks for us.

You can also call 719-345-7554 to schedule a pick up of masks.  

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Here is a wonderful tutorial video for sewing masks put together by our friends at SLV Health.

A few more points...we recommend cotton thread if you have it, if not a cotton/poly. Also all seams are 1/4". I hope this is helpful! Here is the Mask Pattern. IMPORTANT!!! For those of cutting your own: when printing the pattern, the users have to watch their printer settings. If the pieces don’t line up or are different sizes, your printer settings are likely skewing the pattern. The denim piece should measure about 6” x 11 3/8” when cut. When the lining pieces are layed out end to end, they will measure about 6" x 15". I traced the cutout, so I recommend cutting on the inside of the black line for an accurate fit.

Posted by Nicole Broyles Mortensen on Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Rice

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Nut Butters (Peanut, Almond, etc.)

  • Canned Meat and Fish

  • Soups and Freeze Dried Meals

  • Egg Cartons

  • Cardboard Boxes

  • Plastic Bags

The items listed above can be dropped off at side door of the Alamosa Food Bank 513 6th St. 1-4 pm (M-F)

Please call 719-589-4567 before you drop off to receive non-contact instructions.

  • Gloves

  • Masks

  • Thermometers 

  • COVID-19 Hygiene Kits

  • Cleaning Supplies: Dish, Laundry, Sanitization

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • 1 qt Spray Bottles for Disinfecting 

The items listed above can be dropped off at La Puente Admin Office Porch 8-4  (M-F)

Please call 719-589-5909 before you drop off to receive non-contact instructions.