Galloping Grace Youth Ranch To Donate 1,020 Pounds Of Meat To Two Local Food Pantries This Holiday Season
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch (GGYR) is a nonprofit organization that educates children about farming and sustainable practices through experiences growing crops and raising animals on a working ranch. GGYR will be donating 1,020 pounds of meat to The Storehouse Food Pantry and to St. Felix Pantry this holiday seasons to help fight hunger in New Mexico. 520lbs will go to The Storehouse and 500lbs will go to St. Felix.
GGYR and Albertsons are creating food from waste to give to hungry people.
The donated food is coming entirely from animals raised on the ranch as part of GGYR’s Food Recovery Program with Albertsons. Albertsons donates produce that has begun to lose its freshness to GGYR, where it is then fed to the animals on the ranch. When the animals/food produced at the ranch is ready to be consumed, GGYR donates it to local food pantries, like the Storehouse and St. Felix Pantry. The Food Recovery program is an environmentally-friendly food source that is used to raise and produce quality food to help people in our community. Right now in New Mexico, 1 out of every 3 children goes hungry every day. With GGYR’s meat donation, over 2,000 meals will be provided to kids right here in our own city. The program not only helps to feed hungry people and families in one of the most food insecure states, but it has also diverted over 150 tons of food waste from the local landfill.
The Storehouse is the state’s largest food pantry, supporting over 70,000 people and providing over 3 million meals each year in the Albuquerque metro area. One third of the people receiving food through the Storehouse are children.
St. Felix Pantry is the only Pantry in Central New Mexico that allows vital weekly access to families and homeless clients seeking food and other services. Annually, the Pantry provides groceries for the equivalent of 2 million meals, feeding more than 1,000 clients/households every week.