REDUCING HUNGER IN NEW MEXICO ONE GARDEN AT A TIME

SEED2NEED | A DECADE OF DONATIONS

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

 

Seed2Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing produce for local food pantries and soup kitchens in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.

 

There are three gardens and an orchard. All are located in Corrales on land donated by local  property owners. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, green chile, green beans, squash, cabbage and broccoli. In total we have approximately 2-acres, with 140 trees. The orchard includes several varieties of apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry.

 

The harvest at the gardens typically begins in late July. However, peak harvest is typically late August or early September depending on weather and rain. When we don’t have a late frost, September is the peak for gleaning as well.

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American Food Disparity

America’s 49 Billion Food Insecure

 

Food insecurity in the US | A condition afflicting 49 million Americans in 2013 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.

Seed2Need Project

Planting Day 2015

 

With three gardens spanning over 2-acres, Seed2Need requires an army of volunteers to get everything planted and harvested 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.”

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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