Food Rescue Program to feed homeless

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Thousands of pounds of food that would have gone to waste will now be given to the homeless in Albuquerque.

“We have large scale events in the city of Albuquerque from the Balloon Fiesta to the Renaissance Festival, Isotopes Park, where we have a lot of people coming out enjoying time with their families, but at the end of the evening, at the end of the day, there are thousands of pounds of food that are left over,” mayor R.J. Berry said.

This morning Mayor Berry announced the city is expanding its Food Rescue Program and leftover food from Isotopes games will be given to nonprofits like the Roadrunner Food Bank and Noon Day Ministries.

The city tested out the program during Balloon Fiesta and says to date it has taken more than 11,000 pounds of food, giving 9,300 meals to hungry people.

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