Seed2Need was established to provide local food pantries with fresh produce, an important component of a healthy diet.  The 2008 recession planted the seed for the project as food pantries reported bare shelves and the unemployment rate soared.


If you would like to help support Seed2Need, we accept donations in a variety of ways. If you donate to United Way through your employer, you may be able to specifically direct your current contribution to Seed2Need.

We also accept donations via PayPal (seed2need@gmail.com)

If you prefer to mail a check, the address is Seed2Need, P.O. Box 874, Corrales, NM 87048. Seed2Need is a non-profit, 501C organization and donations are tax-deductible.

If you live in the greater Albuquerque area and would like to donate fruit or vegetables that you have grown yourself, please consider donating it directly to a local food pantry.

chile harvest by Bosque School students
Bosque School students with a bountiful chile harvest.


Taking care of 1.5 acres of crops, over 200 fruit trees, and organizing gleaning on behalf of others is a time-consuming endeavor, far beyond the scope of a few individuals. Seed2Need is fueled by volunteers.  Many of our volunteers have been involved in this project for years. The benefit of having a seasoned group of committed volunteers can’t be over-stated. They understand the process from start to finish and can explain “how to” as well as the “why”.

Once harvest begins, Seed2Need volunteers usually work for two hours, three times a week and a different food pantry picks up produce at the garden on each of those days.  We do not expect our volunteers to show up for every work session and any help that they provide is greatly appreciated.

On the right-hand side of this page there is an area where you can sign up to volunteer and receive a copy of the newletter we send out to announce upcoming work sessions and gleaning opportunities.  You can cancel this newsletter at any time by simply clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter. We don’t send spam or share our mailing list with other entities or organizations. Alternately, you can follow the Seed2Need Facebook page for project updates.


Local property owners with large orchards are happy to see thousands of pounds of apples, peaches, pears, and plums donated to a food pantry, rather than allowing it go to waste. Though we glean several large local orchards when fruit is available, we are currently referring new inquiries to Food Is Free, a local organization dedicated to gleaning on behalf of the food pantries.


  1. Hello! I’m hoping this gets to someone there–was struggling to find a contact. Reading through some of your website I see that you guys will sometimes get requests from people to harvest backyard fruit trees and such. I wanted to let you guys know that that’s exactly what we at Food is Free Albuquerque (FIFABQ) does. It then gets mindfully distributed back into the hungriest parts of our community. I wanted to introduce ourselves not to step on toes or anything, but just to let you know that there is a local resource you can refer people to. Feel free to reach out if you’d like. 505-398-0343. Thanks and stay safe!

  2. I would like to make a QCD donation from my IRA in gratitude to Dominic Tafoya and family.
    But I need a physical or PO address to do that.

    Please share so that I may do likewise!

    Nance Crow


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