Reducing food insecurity in New Mexico one garden at a time.
"Our mission it to provide fresh produce to local families facing food insecurity."
315,000 pounds donated, 6 seasons, 17+ pantries
2015 Record Harvest
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With minimal overhead, and volunteer support, we invest in the fields
"There are many things that you can volunteer for, but this has a specific purpose. It is the most rewarding project that we have been involved with."
Billie & Harold Alderman | SCMG Master Gardener & Volunteers
"On behalf of our hungry neighbors, I want to thank you and all of the people who made this year's bountiful harvest possible! Those fresh veggies will definitely be missed by our clients! I'll be praying for a wet winter and great growing season next year."
David Whitely | Exec Dir, Rio Grande Food Project
“The Gardens: The work is hard. The pay sucks, but the cause is great. The volunteers are wonderful and the gratification is magnificent.”
LD Alexander | SCMG Master Gardener & Seed2Need Board Member
"Seed2Need has been a godsend to St. Felix Pantry in Rio Rancho. The fresh produce brought to us has literally saved many needy families from a serious hunger crisis this summer."
Sister Claire Kehl | St. Felix Food Pantry, Rio Rancho, NM
“The garden is magical. Not only does it provide food for many people, it also nurtures the many people that work in it. It has grown so much that it spread its wealthy spirit beyond the Master Gardeners to many others, ranging from boy scouts to grandchildren.”
Lydia Allen | SCMG Master Gardener & Volunteer
"Being out in the New Mexico sunshine, Sandhill Cranes or hot air balloons overhead, strangers collaborating to benefit community, rather than themselves...what a beautiful, and painless, way to give of yourself."
Wendy Fox Dial | Seed2Need Volunteer