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Monthly Archives: October 2014

One Day in September

School can be so much fun.  Crayons, markers, and backpacks!  Seeing friends and hanging out on the playground.  It is a time of hard work for students, but also a time that hungry children can count on school subsidized meals – at least twice a day.  But it isn’t enough.  In New Mexico, one in three children is at risk of hunger.  Dinner time, weekends, holidays and summers are tough for kids and worrisome for their parents.  During their time away from school, low-income children and their families stress about how they will eat. Without enough calories, how can we expect children to thrive, learn and grow?  

Water Donations Are Important Too!

Thanks to a generous donation from Crystal Springs, Roadrunner Food Bank has roughly $16,000 worth of water to distribute to partners across our state.  Water is very important for hunger organizations to have on hand.  Why?  Some of the locations where we bring and then distribute food have no or little access to utilities.  And hungry people living in those remote locations not only are experiencing hunger, but they also are trying to figure out how to keep their perishable food from spoiling or must haul in water to drink, wash dishes, do laundry, etc.

We got the grant – THANK YOU!

We cannot thank our dedicated community of supporters enough!  We have won a $60,000 grant from Walmart’s Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign to help solve child hunger – and it’s all because of your votes!  Roadrunner Food Bank will be given $45,000 for our Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI).  In addition, three of our partner agencies—the Rio Grande Food Project, The Storehouse and the Holy Family St. Vincent de Paul’s program—will also receive $5,000 each!

An Honor From Our Community

Earlier this month, Roadrunner Food Bank was honored in a very special way by Albuquerque Business First.  During a breakfast event among top-notch non-profit peers, local businesses, philanthropic community members and others, Roadrunner Food Bank was selected as the winner of the 2014 Non-profit of the Year Award in the Human Services category.

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