Building a well-nourished New Mexico
The New Mexico Association of Food Banks was formed in 2000 to support the member food banks around the state and administer state-wide programs and contracts. Our mission is to enhance the capacity of New Mexico’s food banks in order to build a well-nourished New Mexico.
The main goal of the Association is to acquire and distribute fresh produce to our member food banks and their partner agencies. Our Fresh Produce Initiative provides millions of pounds of food every year to the 70,000 New Mexicans who seek food assistance every month.
Millions of pounds of food for hungry New Mexicans
Every year, the New Mexico Association of Food Banks and our member food banks distribute millions of pounds of fresh produce. We work with a network of local and national growers, retailers, wholesalers, and other partners to acquire truckload quantities of fresh produce items. That produce is then distributed at no charge to the partner agencies in our network.