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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Food Bank Expands Volunteer Hours

Starting August 5th, 2013, Roadrunner Food Bank will now be expanding our volunteer hours from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Many volunteers that I have spoken with are excited about this change adding hours to the end of the day.  The extended hours will allow more students, from elementary to college, the opportunity to serve their community after they get out of school.  A great deal of corporations and businesses will also benefit from the new hours.  In the past, many working adults who were interested in volunteering would have to take a considerable amount of time off from work in order to volunteer.  With this change, they can now put in a good day of work, leave about an hour early and still make it to our facility and volunteer for a couple of hours. So the big question becomes, “why are we extending the hours?”  We distributed 26,652,713 pounds of food over the 2012/2013 fiscal year. That is the largest amount of food we have ever distributed.  Thanks to the generosity of some of our largest food donors, we are seeing an unexpected influx of food.  While these donations are wonderful and help us feed hungry clients around the state, we are in desperate need of more volunteer help. 

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