Food Recovery Program

cartoon of food waste
The Journey of our Food: As seen by a banana
basket of fruit and vegetables

Did You Know?

Approximately 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes to waste. Diverting food from the landfills helps reduce waste but also impacts the environment in a positive way. Last year, GGYR diverted just under 2 million pounds of food waste from the landfill to feed our livestock or turn to compost. Our programs teach children about producing food, reducing waste and giving back to our community.

Did you know that Americans throw away enough food to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium every day?

Did you know that landfills are the largest source of methane emissions (gasses that pollute our air) in the United States?

Did you know that animals can eat food that humans throw away or won’t eat?

Can I Help?

Help us divert food from going to landfills by doing one or more of these tasks: Driving to pick up food or spent grain at various locations; helping load at the Albuquerque Roadrunner Food Bank early mornings (6:00 am – 7:30 am); or working with us to create new opportunities to divert food from landfills.