Grower and Garden Produce Rescue in New Mexico
Every week in New Mexico, our Food Bank provides hunger relief services to 70,000 people all over the state. In 2014, our Food Rescue program accounted for more than 70% of the food we distributed to hungry people last year. Local, small-scale gardeners and growers can help our hunger relief efforts by participating in our Food Rescue program.
The Food Rescue Program Donation Process
There are so many people around New Mexico who have a gift for making things grow. If you are one of them and have excess produce in your garden, you can participate in our hunger relief efforts by donating your excess or extra produce. The donation process is simple:
- Bring your extra produce to either our Las Cruces or Albuquerque location during our regular hours of operation. We will inspect it and follow proper food safety guidelines prior to distributing it to hungry people.
- When you arrive we will be glad to provide you with a total weight and collect your name and mailing address. We will mail you a receipt thanking you for your donation of food. You can use the letter for possible tax deductions you may decide to take.
Once those steps are completed, we’ll distribute the fresh produce to hungry families in New Mexico who need food assistance!
Donate your Extra Food Today
We know that some gardeners can grow vegetables and other fresh produce quicker than they can eat it! If you have extra produce, donate it to someone who really needs it before it goes to waste. Contact us today to start donating your unused produce to Roadrunner Food Bank!
Looking for ways to help? We have provided a few tips to get involved right away.
- Help Roadrunner Food Bank solve hunger by making a monthly donation – set up a monthly recurring gift.
- Receive email from the Food Bank by opting in.
- Learn about how to volunteer at the Food Bank – click to register
- Learn how you can serve in other ways by visiting our Take Action Page