Grocery Store Food Rescue Donations in New Mexico
According to numbers reported by FoodRescue.net, around 40% of all the food in America is wasted, thrown away into landfills. That statistic is upsetting, especially when considering how many people need access to food right here in New Mexico. Our New Mexico Food Bank rescues food that grocery stores around the state would otherwise throw into the landfills in order to help our network of partner agencies and hunger program feed 70,000 hungry people weekly.
What to Donate to our Food Bank
- Close to code items
- Partial cases
- Out of Code with extended use-by dates
- Bulk or food service size
- Discontinued items
- Mislabeled items
- Perishable items
- Test product inventory
- Reclamation or salvage products
- Off-spec items
- Packaging changes
- Promotional or seasonal items
- Cosmetically imperfect items
We are always in need of:
- Canned meats
- Vegetables and fruit
- Stews and soups
- Peanut butter
- Rice, beans and pasta
- Dry or packaged goods
- Hygiene products, cleaning supplies and paper goods
Our New Mexico Food Bank has a fleet of refrigerated trucks to transport donated goods from your grocery store to our Las Cruces and Albuquerque branches every day of the work week. If you want to participate on a consistent basis, we can arrange a regular pick-up schedule with you.
With your gifts of food, we can continue to help 70,000 hungry children, adults and senior citizens every week in New Mexico. Donating excess food through our Food Rescue program gives food to those who need it as quickly as possible, but offers you a tax incentive as well. Contact us today to setup a donation or a regular pick up of donated food.
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