Since 1989, Rio Grande Food Project (RGFP) has provided members of our surrounding community with free supplemental groceries and kind, compassionate support. Originally started by members of Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, Rio Grande Food Project became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2004, and has continued growing and evolving in response to community need each year since. Today, RGFP continues to provide free groceries to thousands of people each year, along with additional services and resources to help address root causes of food insecurity through our Community Hub. Since 2019, RGFP has operated a dynamic onsite garden, growing fresh fruits and vegetables harvested for immediate distribution back into the community. 

RGFP is the largest food pantry on Albuquerque’s west side located at 600 Coors Blvd. NW (south of Interstate 40), in an area known as a “food desert” where a significant portion of residents do not have sufficient access to quality food.   

Food insecurity and hunger are chronic, present realities for many New Mexican households. As many as 1 in 5 children and 1 in 7 adults may not know where their next meal is coming from. We as an organization believe everyone deserves access to quality food, beyond only canned and processed options traditionally found at a food pantry. We aim to provide nutritious fresh and shelf-stable options alongside supplemental community services to help alleviate hunger and cultivate long-term food security for all our guests. We exist to serve our neighbors as a key part of our community.

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Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap