Albertsons Market Takes Action to Solve Child Hunger

Hunger during the summer months is at its peak for low-income families and children in need. With children out of school for the summer, low-income families don’t have access to the national free and reduced breakfast and lunch program at school.  It means that low-income families do not have the ability to make up those extra meals they miss during the summer months.

Partners like Albertsons Markets are stepping forward and getting involved to help.  From July 1-31, Albertsons Markets is taking action and helping solve childhood hunger this summer.  All month long, Albertsons Market stores will invite customers to make a donation at the register in any amount and match your support up to $10,000 this July.

  • Give at any Albertsons Market store in any dollar increment
  • Right through this link or use the Donate icon below
  • Mail in a check to 5840 Office Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 and write Albertsons Market Match so your gift counts toward their match.

Thank you to Albertsons Markets and your customers for making a difference in childhood hunger this summer.

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Need Help with Food?

Summer is a time of year that low-income families and children stress and worry about hunger more than any other time.  In fact, summer is the hungriest time of year.

With children out of school, low-income families do not have the free/reduced lunch and breakfast program available to them.  The low-income families of children in need do not have the ability to make up those extra meals they miss during the summer months while they are out of school.

But, we can help!  If you or someone you know needs access to food this summer, here’s how we can help!

  • Use our online Get Help feature.  Simply enter your zip code where it indicates “Find a Partner” and a list of sites we supply food to will come up.
  • Download our FREE Apple or GooglePlay app for real-time food assistance information right at your fingertips.
  • Our staff and volunteers can help you apply for SNAP (food stamp) benefits and walk you through next steps once submitted to the Income Support Office.
  • Call our toll-free food assistance line M-F from 8 am to 4 pm at 505.349.5340 or toll-free 866.327.0267.  A staff member will provide details of locations we supply food to within your area.

Feel free to pass this information along to others you may know who might need food assistance this summer.

Volunteer This Summer

Distributing food to hundreds of affiliated partner sites is possible thanks to the helping hands of volunteers.  Six days a week volunteers help us prep food for distribution and perform other activities to help us accomplish our work and supply food to people struggling with hunger.

This summer sign up to help and dedicate a few hours every week by volunteering.  It’s easy to register online. Your gift of time truly helps provide food to low-income families in need.

Warehouse Volunteers
Volunteers perform tasks that are often physically demanding.  Tasks involved lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending and reaching.  Please wear appropriate clothing to work inside our warehouse. Jeans, tennis shoes and t-shirts are the best for this type of volunteer work. Closed toed shoes are required to work inside the warehouse. Volunteers hours:

Monday’s: 9 am to 1 pm
Tuesday’s-Friday’s: 8 am to 4 pm

Individual volunteers may register online.  Volunteer groups with two or more in the party should email: givetime@rrfb.orgcall 505.349.5358 or complete this online submission form.

Non-Warehouse Volunteers
Roadrunner Food Bank also seeks volunteers to help with special projects, outreach activities, food distribution support, events and other activities.  A majority of these activities require special skills you may have and are willing to share with us.

This website link shows a list of needed volunteer skills at the bottom of the page. Volunteers helping with these projects often require a longer time commitment.  Please complete this online application so we may learn more about you.  Once the survey is completed, we’ll contact you and schedule a time to meet.

Thank you for your gift of service!  Your dedication and commitment help us continue to solve hunger for people experiencing poverty and hunger.

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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