GROWING PRODUCE FOR FOOD PANTRIES

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Seed2Need has donated over 500,000 pounds of produce to food pantries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties since 2010.

REDUCING FOOD INSECURITY IN NEW MEXICO

Our mission is to provide fresh produce to families facing food insecurity

ABOUT

Seed2Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing produce for local food pantries and soup kitchens in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Comprised entirely of volunteers, Seed2Need is a community garden in Corrales, New Mexico, cultivated by the community for donation to the community.

 

Seed2Need will be planting three gardens in 2015, totaling approximately 2 acres. All of the gardens are located in Corrales on land donated by local homeowners. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, green chile, carrots, green beans and zucchini. We have added to the orchard at the Lynn garden and planted an orchard around the Seed2Need greenhouse on Corrales Road. In total we have approximately 3/4 acre with 140 trees, including apple, peach, pear, and cherry.

 

The harvest at the gardens begins in late July, usually with green beans as the first donation. The tomatoes start producing heavily in August, with August and September generating the heaviest overall yield.

 

17 local food pantries and soup kitchens schedule with us, picking up directly from the gardens, which guarantees that their patrons receive fresh, farmer’s market quality produce. During peak harvest Roadrunner Food Bank sends a truck for tomato overflow, distributing far beyond our 17 local pantries.

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WORK SESSIONS & EVENTS

The goal is to provide insight to volunteers about last minute weather cancellations. If you are concerned about a work session cancellation, please check here. We will post when there are cancellations. If you would like to schedule a volunteer group of 8 or more, please contact Seed2Need@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS & FOOD PANTRIES

TESTIMONIALS

“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

“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 Gardens: The work is hard. The pay sucks, but the cause is great. The volunteers are wonderful and the gratification is magnificent.“

LD Alexander

Former Seed2Need Board Member

“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

“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

American Food Disparity

America’s 49 Billion Food Insecure

 

A look at the problem of food insecurity in the US–a condition which affected 49 million Americans in 2013–and its harmful manifestations. Featuring insight and perspective from a range of distinguished experts, including from the food insecure themselves, “The American Food Disparity” examines food insecurity’s causes, effects and increasing exacerbation, and throws into sharp relief the growing urgency with which it presents us.

American Food Disparity

Planting 2015

With three gardens spanning almost three acres, it takes an army of volunteers to get everything planted quickly. With the assistance of eagle scouts, and hundreds of volunteers, thousands of seeds and seedlings were planted within three hours on an early morning in mid May, 2015.

TEDTalks

Ending hunger now

 

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food is one issue that cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand together.”