Volunteers pick thousands of pounds of apples to help feed New Mexicans
BY KATRINA WAGNER
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2023
On a beautiful September Saturday in Corrales, 120 volunteers including Sandia employees and their families and friends collected apples for Seed2Need, a local nonprofit that aims to reduce food insecurity in New Mexico. The organization manages an acre and a half of land, including two orchards, where volunteers grow, and harvest produce that is donated to Roadrunner Food Bank for distribution statewide. Seed2Need volunteers also harvest fruit from other orchards in Corrales and the surrounding area.
Sandia volunteers, along with another community group, picked a total of 12,000 pounds of apples that day.
Sandia’s Corporate Contributions program also supported Seed2Need with a $5,000 grant this year to help them in their mission of serving New Mexicans in need.