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Monthly Archives: May 2013

2013 Taste of Las Cruces, A Generous Welcome from My New Community!

I have been working with Roadrunner Food Bank for almost 2 years, but it wasn’t until recently I had the honor of moving to Las Cruces and becoming the Southern Branch’s Manager of Community Relations. I have only been in …

Food Stamps and Food Pantries

The federal SNAP program helps nearly 47 million Americans put food on the table. I met one of them today. She was waiting in line at a food pantry in Albuquerque.  The neighborhood she lives in has always been on …

Rain or Shine, Stamping Out Hunger

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of working at a US Postal Service substation for the annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive.  This is the largest single-day food drive in the country every year …

Let’s Stamp Out Hunger

Because he lives in Toronto and it’s expensive to text or talk on the phone, my uncle writes me letters. How nice it is to walk out to the mailbox and see my name on an envelope that isn’t a …

Think Before You Throw Away Food

Thirty years ago when I worked in my first food bank in Amarillo, we always talked about the dual nature of our mission.  We have always existed to feed hungry people, and the most important part of every communication we …

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