Desert Harvest at Tomato Cafe

Since the Desert Harvest Food Rescue program’s inception in 2001, locally-owned-and-operated Tomato Café has been one of our biggest supporters and food donors. Each day, owner Deb Gagnon donates all surplus food from her Italian buffet to Desert Harvest, which has amounted to hundreds of thousands of delicious meals for hungry New Mexicans over the years.

Adelante Desert Harvest collects surplus food from area restaurants and grocers, and delivers it to nonprofits that provide food to people in need. It’s a great way to utilize food that might otherwise go to waste, and it also provides ongoing volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities.

Thank you, Deb and Tomato Café, for supporting Desert Harvest and helping to end hunger in New Mexico!

Since September is national Hunger Action Month, please consider supporting Desert Harvest yourself. It costs less than five cents per meal to rescue food through Desert Harvest, and we’d appreciate any gift you can provide.

Visit to make a contribution. Thank you!