Triple the Impact of Your Giving Today!
Through the end of December, your giving has triple the impact! For every $1 you donate, Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation will give $2 more.
To participate and have your donation matched, give through Feeding America’s weblink. As a national matching program for food banks, the gifts are made through an online portal with our national organization, Feeding America.
To designate your local food bank, enter your zip code and your entire gift and the match will be forwarded to Roadrunner Food Bank in March 2017. Bank of America will match any individual’s gift up to $1,000 per donor with a maximum match of up to $50,000 per Feeding America affiliated food bank. The total match by the Bank of America Foundation is up to $1,500,000 for Feeding America and its affiliated food banks across the U.S.
If you have questions about the Bank of America match, call 505.349.8682 or email email@example.com.
It Happens All the Time…
It happens all the time across New Mexico. A working family is scraping by, barely able to make ends meet. And then disaster strikes. Maybe it’s a sudden medical emergency. Maybe the family car finally gives out. Whatever the reason, a low-income family living paycheck to paycheck often has no money for food when faced with an emergency.
A startling one in six of our neighbors are living in a food-insecure home right now and are at risk of hunger. Included in that number are working-poor families, seniors and 21,000 children.
But thanks to donors like you, they can have a little help putting tomorrow’s dinner on the table. At Roadrunner Food Bank your donation helps serve families in crisis. And the number of people seeking assistance remains high. Last year, we distributed 32 million pounds of food to local nonprofit agencies that delivered items directly to people in need in their local neighborhoods and communities.
Food and other items distributed through the Food Bank have touched over 70,000 lives in New Mexico every single week.
Will you help with a gift today?
Your generosity will provide meals to neighbors needing assistance. With every $10 donated, we can help distribute 50 nutritious meals.
Together we can solve hunger.
Donate today at http://www.rrfb.org/thanks
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!
App Connects People to Help throughout NM
Use our FREE app to find help with food in your community. The app shows most of our food distribution points across the state of New Mexico. The Food Bank serves as a distribution hub and provides food to hundreds of affiliated partners around the state including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, regional food banks and other meal and hunger-relief programs. Roadrunner also distributes food through its own specialized programs helping children, families, and seniors through food distribution sites at schools, low-income seniors housing sites and senior centers.
Through this statewide hunger-relief network, we are helping 70,000 hungry people in our state weekly. If you need help with food you can download the FREE app on GooglePlay and iOS.
The app also provides FREE information on obtaining help to apply for SNAP (food stamp) benefits, transportation in main metro areas, discounts on prescription medication, how to volunteer and how to connect with us on social media.
If you have questions about the app, call 505.349.8682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Map the Meal Gap 2016 & What It Means For New Mexico
Did you know that more than 358,000 people across New Mexico don’t know where their next meal will come from?
This is just one of the latest findings from the Map the Meal Gap 2016 study prepared by Feeding America and its nationwide partners. While the national food insecurity rate now rests at 15 percent (i.e. 1 in 7 people nationwide don’t know where their next meal will come from), New Mexico’s food insecurity rate lies above 17 percent. Furthermore, New Mexico now holds the 2nd highest rate of childhood hunger in the country.
While sobering to read these findings, we also find more than enough motivation to step up our efforts to solve hunger across New Mexico! Every pound of food you give, every volunteer hour you give, every dollar you give to us makes that much more of a difference. Remember, every $1 given to us provides five additional meals! To learn more on how you can help us solve hunger, visit us here. Thanks!
Food Rescue – Keeping Food Out of Landfills
Many of us feel terribly guilty when we have to throw food away, and Americans toss a lot of food annually. The Environmental Protection Agency reported that in 2010 Americans threw away about 33 million tons of food.
But at Roadrunner Food Bank, we and our food industry partners have been rescuing food in Albuquerque and New Mexico for more than 30 years. What does that mean, food rescue? Food rescue is defined as, “the practice of safely retrieving edible food that would otherwise go to waste, and distributing it to those in need. The recovered food is edible, but often not saleable. Products that are past their sell by dates or are imperfect in any way are able to be donated by food industry donors.”
Roadrunner Food Bank’s Food Rescue program picks up unprepared foods weekly at 100 different locations. Food that is picked up as part of the Food Rescue Program includes items such as bakery items, meat, dairy, produce, canned goods and dry goods.
And volunteers are key to executing a successful food rescue program. Once the food arrives at the Food Bank, volunteers sort, label, box or repack food items allowing us to more quickly process and distribute food to partner agencies and through our direct service programs.
Last year, we rescued 26.9 million pounds of food. We kept it out of landfills and placed it in the hands of the nearly 70,000 people we help every week.
Recently Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the USDA will begin placing an emphasis on food rescue and encouraging Americans to participate.
Learn more about our Food Rescue Program here and see the top food industry donors participating in our Food Rescue Program.