OUR STORY

Casa de Peregrinos (CdP) has a long and respected history of service in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County. It was founded in April of 1979 by four La Mesa residents: Manuela Moreno, Rosario Rodriguez, Alphonso de los Santos, and Lucy Martinez. They launched Casa de Peregrinos (“House of Pilgrims”) with $3,000 in the bank and a lofty vision: to provide shelter, a food-and-clothing bank, and cooperative activities for the homeless. As stated in the Incorporation papers, their intent was to provide “shelter, food, etc. to the homeless and transients” and “to operate a cooperative garden and food bank.”

Three years later, Sister Marsha Corrigan of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso was assigned to oversee Casa de Peregrinos. The group established an advisory committee that decided to focus exclusively on food distribution. In 1982, Isabel Romero became the first paid employee of Casa de Peregrinos, serving as the office and volunteer manager.

In 1984, Sister Rose Kidd was hired by the Diocese of Las Cruces to direct Casa de Peregrinos. During Sister Rose’s administration, the organization moved to its first office on Spruce Street in Las Cruces and began the Food Security Program, the flagship of Casa de Peregrinos programs, distributing a basket of food monthly to needy families. In August 1987, the organization received its nonprofit status from the IRS.

From these humble beginnings, Casa de Peregrinos has grown into the largest and most successful food pantry in Southern New Mexico, serving thousands of families each year in 23 separate locations.

OUR

Get to know the Casa De Peregrinos team. From fundraising to volunteer outreach, food rescue to apple bagging, floor mopping to agency representation, we handle it all. Yet, truthfully, we rely on you – our valued supporters.

575-259-4019 ext. 110

cdped@casadeperegrinos.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Souder, Miller & Associates
Chief Innovation Officer and KiP
(Knowledge is Power), LLC / Owner

Regional Human Resources Director, OFI

Retired, Accounting Professor. NMSU

Engineer, NASA

Retired Civil Engineer

NMSU Adjunct Professor

Bair Foundation
Clinical Supervisor

MountainView Regional Medical Center – Marketing Director

City Bank Mortgage
Mortgage Lender

Retired Principal/Architect

Finance Executive

Re/Max Classic Realty
Associate Broker/Realtor

Retired Dentist

ReDelve Consulting, CEO

Financial Advisor, Edward R. Jones

Senior Assistant Director, Tresco

Graduate Student, NMSU

LEADERSHIP TEAM

575-259-4012 ext. 106

hqpmgr@casadeperegrinos.org

575-259-4011 ext. 111

whmgr@casadeperegrinos.org

575-259-3438 ext. 103

devmgr@casadeperegrinos.org

575-259-4016 ext. 115

frmgr@casadeperegrinos.org

575-259-3436 ext. 104

ruralmgr@casadeperegrinos.org

575-259-3439 ext.105

admin@casadeperegrinos.org

STAFF

575-259-4013 ext. 113

devasst@casadeperegrinos.org

575-259-4014 ext. 108

volco@casadeperegrinos.org

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