Galloping Grace Youth Ranch holds Celebrity Pig Races

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE)– Childhood hunger is a serious issue in New Mexico but one group found a fun and silly way to raise awareness about that issue.

The Galloping Grace Youth Ranch held “Celebrity Pig Races” at the Star Center Pumpkin Patch.

The event featured familiar local faces such as Rio Rancho’s Mayor Greg Hull, Police Chief Michael Geier, Fire Chief Michael Meek as well as morning radio personality Kiki Garcia.

The police chief and his squealing teammate took top honors.

The purpose of the event to highlight the ranch’s food recovery and childhood hunger programs.

Organizers say in 2015 they diverted more than 800-thousand pounds of food from landfills and used it to feed livestock. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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