About Us

The San Martin Soup Kitchen (SMSK) was established in July 1992 to serve those in the community who are in need of a nutritious, hot meal. SMSK is a non-profit entity and is registered as a 501 (c )3 in the state of New Mexico.

 

Since 1992 the SMSK has been active in serving the needs of the hungry in the northern New Mexico communities . While it began as a small community outreach effort, (concentrating its attention on three meals a week) due to the expanded need in the community the kitchen is now open 5 days a week.

 

The SMSK is funded by† donations received from different parishes and congregations, the Santa Fe Food Depot, as well as other community organizations and the community at large.

 

The SMSKís mission includes serving a hot lunch to an average of 50-80 patrons per day and providing food baskets on a weekly basis to other needy families in northern New Mexico who are referred by a church group or state agency.

 

In co-operation with the City of Espanola and the local HUD program, SMSK operates out of the Apple Valley Senior Center. The facility is loaned to the SMSK rent and utility free by the Espanola Housing Authority.

Note:  The operation of the SMSK is very simple and is managed and maintained by itís volunteers.† The volunteers prepare and serve all the meals including the clean-up and maintenance of the facilities, if you or your organization wish to volunteer please contact Suzan Roybal, Registered Agent @ 505-753-4956 or e-mail at

Board Members: (L to R) Theodora Valdez, Erlinda Quintana, Helen Kain Salazar, Chris Morris, Mona Romero, Suzan Roybal, Kristen Trujillo and Elena Cole