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Helping Farmers and Food Banks in New Mexico

Farm to Foodbank

 

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, AFSC launched the Farm to Food Bank Project in New Mexico to connect small-scale farmers with food banks struggling to meet rising needs during the pandemic.

Your support is helping us to purchase fresh, organic produce from 21 sustainable farms and distribute that food to Roadrunner Food Bank—the state’s largest food bank—as well as five shelters and food pantries that serve people who are homeless, domestic violence survivors, seniors, and immigrants. We’re also supplying farmers with seeds and other farming materials, as well as safety items like face masks and gloves. In return, farms are providing a portion of the food they grow to local relief agencies.

Hear from Sayrah Namaste, AFSC’s New Mexico Program Director, as well as farmers and community members who are a part of this important work.