Fresh produce is a difficult commodity for food pantries to supply, because it spoils quickly. Additionally, drought and demand has pushed produce prices higher over the last several years. As a result, food pantries rarely have a consistent supply of fresh fruit and produce.
Donating your extra vegetables to a food pantry in your community makes a big difference to people in need. Gardeners invariably have a few things growing that produce excessively during the season. Zucchini leaps to mind. Once you have overwhelmed friends, family, and co-workers with abundance from your garden, consider dropping off the excess to a local food pantry.
Alternately, you are welcome to drop off your excess produce at the Seed2Need gardens. We are located on Manierre Road in Corrales. You can drop off fruit or vegetable donations on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings from 8-9 am. Food pantries pick up directly from the gardens, which quickly gets your donation to those who need it.