Triple the Impact of Your Support

Starting Oct. 16, Bank of America  will match your contributions to food banks across the United States through Dec. 31. For every $1 you donate, Bank of America will donate $2 more. To qualify for the matching gift, contributions must be made through this online link – www.feedingamerica.org/bankofamerica.  To keep your gift local and direct it to Roadrunner Food Bank, be sure to enter your zip code when prompted and select “My Local Food Bank.”

Any gift made by individuals through the online portal will be matched up to $1,000 per donor and up to $50,000 per food bank.

Nationally, Bank of America is providing this $1.5 million matching gift through Feeding America and their affiliated food banks.  Local food banks anticipate receiving matching gifts from the campaign in the Spring of 2018.

For questions about Bank of America’s Give a Meal campaign, call 505.349.8682 or email sonya@rrfb.org.

Note: The matching gift could be met before the Dec. 31 deadline.  Be sure to make your matching contribution in October or November to ensure your support is matched by Bank of America.

Fall Campaign to Solve Hunger

Join our Fall Campaign to Solve Hunger through the end of the year.  Your efforts help us ensure food is available in our warehouse well into 2018.  We invite you to contribute to our mission in a way that works for you, your family, or group.  From donating food items, to giving money, or volunteering, each gift helps us solve hunger.

  • Donate Funds – We stretch your giving.  For every $1 the Food Bank receives, we are able to distribute 5 meals in communities across the state.  Imagine the impact your $25 gift has by providing 125 meals!  Donate through this link to help today! Or call 505.349.8909 to make a gift over the phone.
  • Donate Food
    • On Saturday, November 18, we encourage you to participate in the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.  Simply fill a bag with non-perishable food and leave it near your mailbox. Perishable food donations (turkeys, hams, etc) should be brought directly to the Food Bank during business hours.
    • Visit our food drive web page for helpful food drive tips.  To keep our fleet focused on delivering food into communities across the state, please bring any food items you collect during business hours.
    • Contact Annamarie@rrfb.org or call 505.349.8921 with questions.
  • Volunteer – Your gift of time ensures we can prep food being sent out to communities across the state.  Sign up for a 2-hour shift or more using our online appointment scheduling system.  Visit our volunteer page for volunteer hours, and information about bringing children to volunteer.

There are lots of other ways to get involved and help this holiday season.  Sign up to receive updates by email here. Thanks for continuing to help us solve hunger for the 70,000 people in our state struggling to put food on the table.

2017 Map the Meal Gap Released

Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2017, the latest report by Feeding America® on hunger and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. Map the Meal Gap 2017 revealed that New Mexico ranks among the worst for hunger. For a second year, New Mexico ranked #2 for childhood hunger in a tie with Arkansas, at 25 percent or 1 in 4 children at-risk of hunger. Among the overall population, the state ranked #7 among all states for hunger, tied with Ohio. The report shows that 16 percent of the population in New Mexico, or 1 in 6 is at-risk of hunger.

Map the Meal Gap confirms that hunger exists in every county in Roadrunner Food Bank’s service area. Overall hunger rates range from a low of 8.4 percent in Guadalupe County up to 27.2 percent in McKinley County. Nationwide, the average for hunger across all counties is 14%.

In New Mexico, children at-risk of hunger are much worse off compared to the overall population and experience much higher rates of hunger.  The study also finds that people currently facing hunger are likely falling further behind.  Food costs and other daily expenses are increasing and wages have not kept pace. High rates of unemployment and under-employment also force many into food lines as they continue to struggle to earn enough to meet their needs.  In New Mexico, food insecure individuals now face, on average, a food budget shortfall of $16.50 per person each week, up from $16.14 last year. For a family of four, this represents an additional $66 a week or $264 a month.

For more information about Map the Meal Gap visit this link.

New Volunteer Registration Portal

For years, volunteers have been able to utilize our website to schedule their warehouse volunteer appointments through our website.  As with any technology, our needs have grown and changed. We’ve added and expanded our volunteer needs to include what is known as Skilled Based volunteer activities as well as added volunteer opportunities that may be held offsite and away from the Food Bank.

This March, volunteers will continue to sign up and register for a time and date to volunteer in the warehouse, but will also have the opportunity to view and sign up for additional volunteer possibilities.

Any previous or new Food Bank volunteer will need to create a new username and passcode to utilize the new scheduling product called “Cervis.” If you used our former scheduling service, your previous credentials will not allow you to log in to this new registration system.

  • Visit www.rrfb.org/volunteer to learn more about volunteering
  • Click here to automatically be re-directed to the volunteer login portal to create a new volunteer appointment.
  • Groups of 2-50+ should complete the group form.  Once we have confirmed availability for your requested day and time, we’ll send you a group reservation code to  pre-register each member of your group.
  • Please update any stored bookmarks on your computer to CERVIS as soon as possible.
  • To cancel or modify a volunteer appointment, please call 505.349.5358 or email givetime@rrfb.org as we transition to this new system .

In the near future, all volunteers will be asked to sign in and out of their volunteer time either through an onsite kiosk or via a website link. Signing in and out digitally will continue to help us track the wonderful service hours you are contributing to our community.

Thank you for continuing to be an important team member in our work. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of hungry people all over our state!

If you have any questions, email givetime@rrfb.org or call 505.349.5358. Thank you also in advance for being patient with us as we learn this new system right along with you!

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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