Everyone deserves enough quality food to maintain a healthy life.
Rio Grande Food Project is a Food Pantry, Urban Garden, and Community Hub. Our mission is to alleviate hunger and cultivate long-term food security in our communities.
RGFP has been addressing hunger in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 33 years! Located on Albuquerque's westside in an area considered a "food desert", meaning an area with no easy access to quality grocery stores, we help provide nourishment to thousands of kids, adults and seniors every month.
This incredible work is a community effort, and we wish to give a special, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who make this work possible day after day, week after week, year after year. This amazing group of hard-working folks has been awarded 2022 Volunteer Group of the Year from the City of Albuquerque!
Rio Grande Food Project also provides MORE THAN JUST FOOD.
RGFP offers guests a Community Hub setting where clients can access other services that address factors leading to food insecurity such as utility bill assistance through the PNM Good Neighbor Fund and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. Our partners offer their services to help our guests with employment and job training, enrollment assistance for applications for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), LIHEAP, (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program), Rent Help New Mexico, Medicaid and Medicare, financial and computer literacy (new program), emergency cell phones, free books for kids and even nutrition, gardening, and cooking education!
Our Urban Garden is a space where clients can learn how to grow their own fresh produce, in our space or in their home yards or containers. Fresh vegetables and fruit are essential to a healthy diet and 100% of our harvest is distributed along with our food boxes. We conduct gardening classes throughout the growing season with partner organizations and provide nutrition education within the garden setting.
~The staff, volunteers, board and guests of Rio Grande Food Project THANK YOU for supporting our mission and programming!
These kids were excited about the free book program at our Community Hub.
Youngster picking cherry tomatoes for the first time in our Urban Garden. Yummmm!