September is Hunger Action Month!

In New Mexico, 1 in 4 children and 1 in 6 overall struggle with hunger.  High poverty rates leave many struggling to afford all their food needs. But the good news is that a simple action by you can help educate and encourage others to learn more about hunger in our community.

This September, we invite you to join the Food Bank, together with Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, to take action in raising awareness about the issue of hunger in our community.

Take the Empty Plate Challenge! Share what would not be possible to do without adequate nutrition, by writing on an empty plate, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something they couldn’t achieve without the nutrition we need to thrive.

Take a #selfie of yourself with the plate, and share this unique hunger message on your personal social media sites with #HungerActionMonth and #EmptyPlateChallenge. Tag us in the conversation and @FeedingAmerica too. Links to our social media sites are below.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH

  • Wear orange every Friday this month and let others know why you are wearing orange (it’s the color of Hunger Action Month)
  • Sign up for a time to volunteer or tour Roadrunner Food Bank by calling 505.349.8909.

Feel free to use this “paper” icon and make copies to post
your message and photo.


Thank you for joining in the conversation!

Feds Feeds Families – Food & Fund Campaign

Feds Feeds Families is a national campaign to collect food and funds for local hunger-relief organizations throughout the United States.  As a federal agency food and friend raising program, many federal employees get involved including right here in New Mexico.

Since the campaign started in 2009, the annual campaign has collected nearly 80 million pounds of food. Last year more than 10.4 million pounds were donated and provided to food banks and pantries.

Any and all federal agencies are invited to get involved and designate food to Roadrunner Food Bank or one of its affiliated partners in New Mexico. If you are a federal employee and need help or guidance on how to host a food and fund drive, please contact Sonya at Roadrunner Food Bank at 505.349.8682 or sonya@rrfb.org.

Federal employees are encourage to visit the following weblinks below on the Food Bank’s website for additional help.

To locate a Roadrunner Food Bank partner outside the Albuquerque metro in your community visit our Get Help page.  Simply enter your zip code under Find a Partner Agency.  A list of locations in your community will come up to deliver any food items to.  We encourage you to call to confirm hours to bring food items to each location.

Donate Your Old Car and Help Feed Others

There’s a brand new way to help feed New Mexicans in need — and at the same time support Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission to solve hunger! Donate your old or used vehicle and turn it into food to feed others in your community.

We accept all types of vehicles as donations: cars, motorcycles, tractors, RVs, trailers – even boats! It doesn’t even matter whether they’re running or not. We’ll take them! Plus, you may qualify for a tax deduction on your vehicle donation.

And donating your vehicle couldn’t be easier. Simply call us at 855-500-7433 or visit us at www.rrfb.org/cars — and we take everything from there.

We’ll arrange a convenient time around your schedule to pick the vehicle up, notify you when your vehicle has been sold, and send you a formal tax receipt letter.

And in the meantime, you can rest assured your generosity has already been put to work to help feed your hungry neighbors.

Turn your old car into food for others!

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