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Joy Junction’s mobile trucks barred from serving homeless community in certain areas – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-06-16 00:21:34 –

Mobile trucks travel around the city, providing hot meals and long-awaited supplies such as hygiene kits. Despite years of operation, Reinals said he was having a hard time maintaining three routes every day.

“Everyone said,’It’s good what you’re doing,’ but can you do it somewhere (otherwise),” Reinals said.

Joy Junctions are required to stay away from certain areas such as the Central and Tramway and Los Altospark.

A city spokesperson said in a statement: “According to best practices, food assistance to people experiencing homelessness is where outreach services are available, such as the Westside Emergency Housing Center and other areas operated by service providers to provide assistance. Should be provided at. Not housed.

The Family and Community Services department is currently looking for nonprofits, organizations, and volunteers interested in serving food and food at the Westside Emergency Housing Center. For more information on how to get involved, the organization should call 505-768-2860 and ask them to talk to the homeless service. “

Reinals said banning the service wouldn’t solve the problem.

“Even if we’re gone, the homeless people are still there,” she said.

Reinals said going to people in need would ensure that they would take care of vulnerable members of the community, including children.

Now they are looking somewhere else to serve.

“I’m really grateful for the business owners or vacant lots we are willing to serve in the area, especially in the North-East region, as we don’t have them now,” Reinals said.



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