How To Donate

We are fortunate to receive a lot of support from local business and members of the community. Over the last several years, we have been fortunate to receive numerous grants. We have used the funds to invest in trees, seed, equipment, infrastructure, and supplies, as well as hiring a farm manager to prioritize tasks for work sessions and to oversee day-to-day operations.

If you would like to financially support Seed2Need, we accept donations in a variety of ways. We are listed with United Way. If you donate to United Way through your employer, you may be able to specifically allocate your current contribution to Seed2Need. We also accept donations via PayPal. If you prefer to mail a check, the address is P.O. Box 874, Corrales, NM 87048.


Seed2Need was established to provide local food pantries with a source of fresh produce. The 2008 recession planted the seed for the project, as food pantries reported bare shelves and the unemployment rate soared. Though grocery stores donate produce, it is often the produce that is beginning to go bad, leaving a brief shelf life before it becomes waste.


In the process, gleaning opportunities arose. Local property owners with large orchards were happy to see thousands of pounds of apples, peaches, pears, and plums go to a food pantry, rather than forming a rotting pile of wasp bait in their yard.


Taking care of 2-acres of crops, several hundred fruit trees, and organizing gleaning on behalf of others is time consuming, far beyond the scope of a few individuals. Seed2Need is fueled by volunteers. Many of our volunteers have been participating since the beginning, others 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, how we do things, why we do the things we do, and where to find the things we need in the garden shed.


If you, or anyone you know, would like to donate time rather than money, we can ALWAYS use additional hands. As an added perk, you will meet other wonderful people from the community.


There is a sign-up for our newsletter on the right hand side of this page. We send out announcements about work sessions and gleaning opportunities. We don’t send spam or share our mailing list with other entities or organizations. Alternately, follow the Seed2Need Facebook page for updates about the project.

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  • 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!

  • Nance L Crow says:

    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

  • Mark Larkin says:

    I would love to participate. I have been a gardener since I was eight years old. Please send me your news letter.

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  • Candace Bogart says:

    HI I would like to donate apples. I live in Taylor Ranch. How would I do that?

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