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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 thinking about how many people need access to food right here in New Mexico. Our New Mexico Food Bank regularly rescues food that grocery stores around the state would otherwise throw into the landfills in ordertohelp our network of partner agencies and hunger program feed nearly 40,000 hungry people weekly.

What to Donate to our Food Bank

  • Close to code items
  • Partial cases
  • Out of Code with extended use-by datesĀ 
  • Overruns
  • 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
  • Tuna
  • Stews and soups
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice, beans and pasta
  • Dry or packaged goods
  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Produce
  • 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.

Donate Today

With your gifts of food, we can continue to help the nearly 40,000 children, adults and senior citizens we provide hunger relief to 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.

Make a Monetary Donation Online Now!
Call us at 505.247.2052 in Albuquerque or 575.523.4390 in Las Cruces for volunteer opportunities in New Mexico!

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