The Rio Grande Food Project gives groceries to low-income individuals and families throughout the Albuquerque metropolitan area. Folks facing food insecurity receive a week’s worth of nutritious foods for their entire household each month as needed.
Why do we do this? Because New Mexico lands 2nd in the nation for childhood hunger, and 7th for hunger overall. And because here in Bernalillo County, 1 in 6 people do not have consistent access to enough nutritious, affordable food to live healthy, active lives.
In 2016, we served 1.285 million meals to more than 47,000 hungry children, teens, adults, and seniors. To do this, we work with a number of generous, like-minded community partners, we buy in bulk, and we rescue over 250,000 pounds of safe, edible food (which would otherwise be thrown away) so that we can redistribute the food to households in need.
The Rio Grande Food Project is a federally-designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.