Letter Carriers Food Drive Set for Sat., Nov. 17

Join in and participate in the Letter Carriers Food Drive on Sat., November 17.  The National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service host a community-wide food drive for the benefit of Roadrunner Food Bank.

It’s easy to participate.  Fill a bag with non-perishable food and leave it near your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives on Sat., November 17.  In Albuquerque, letter carriers will deliver a bag to mailboxes reminding the community to participate in the food drive.  Check your mailbox the week of November 12 for the reminder.

Post office box customers are encouraged to bring their food donation to the post office the week of the drive.

List of Non-Perishable Food Items Requested

  • Beans
  • Boxed Meals
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cereal
  • Condiments
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Rice
  • Sauces
  • Any Pop Top Single Serve Item

Volunteers are needed at post offices.  Sign up to register through this link.

Note: Please do not donate food items that have been opened.  We also cannot distribute food items that are homemade. Any perishable donations should be brought to the Food Bank during business hours.

A special thanks to the following partners for helping raise awareness about the food drive:  KOB TV, Smiths, 99.5 Magic FM, 92.3 Nash, and 93.3 KOBFM. We appreciate your support!

 

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 2019.  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 gift, 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.
    • Smith’s hosts “Round Up at the Register” as part of their Zero Hunger Zero Waste Campaign for food banks from Nov. 12 – Jan. 31.  Your donation at Smith’s Food and Drug Stores helps provide critical meals in New Mexico!
  • Donate Food
    • On Sat., Nov. 17, 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.
    • If you are hosting a food drive in your school, faith community or business, visit our food drive web page for helpful food drive tips.
    • Contact info@rrfb.org or call 505.349.8909 with any 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 or read our Roadrunner Roundup newsletter for more ways to get involved. Thanks for continuing to help us solve hunger for the 70,000 people in our state struggling to put food on the table.

A special thanks to the following partners for helping raise awareness about how to get involved with us this giving season:

Tap Into NM Craft Raises Funds for Hunger

Tap Into New Mexico CraftBy purchasing qualifying Tap into New Mexico Craft products, you are helping solve hunger.  It’s easy to participate! Simply look for the Tap into New Mexico Craft logo at these local restaurants and retailers carrying participating products. When you buy a qualifying product, they’ll make a donation back to Roadrunner Food Bank.

Plus, your involvement helps support local wineries, brewers and spirit producers too.  Thanks to Santa Fe Spirits, Marble Brewery, St. Clair’s and others for collaborating to help solve hunger.  Together, they hope to provide 30,000 meals in our state through this unique partnership.

 

 

 

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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