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 provides groceries to over 800 low-income people weekly, offers additional resources through our community hub such as bill assistance, and conducts gardening and cooking classes in our on-site garden. We strive to offer the highest quality nutritious food, so all fruits and vegetables harvested in our garden goes directly to supplement our food distribution, but it is not enough to service everyone who visits us, so we would love to provide MORE produce to our guests!
This listing was last updated Jul 25, 2023
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RGFP's office and loading dock door is on the SE corner of the building which is shared with the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church. There is a doorbell if the loading dock door is closed. We can also arrange a pick-up of any food donations.
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