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Author Archives: Melody Wattenbarger

Give a Voice to the Working Poor, Call Congress This Holiday Season

We recently hired a gentleman in his 50s to work in our warehouse.  You are probably thinking that is something that happens fairly regularly, and you are correct in thinking that.  What made this hire so special is that the …

Governor Susana Martinez and Food Rescue Partners

Roadrunner just wouldn’t exist without our dozens of food industry donors.  Day after day they donate food that they can’t sell for a variety of reasons.  Over the course of the year it adds up to more than 20 million …

Sometimes a Rising Tide Just Doesn’t Lift All Boats

The old expression about a rising tide lifting all boats is one that I have admittedly used myself.  Sometimes it seems just right, and I throw it into what I am saying.  I use it less and less these days …

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 …

Daniel Pink and The Hunger Study

I spend a great deal of time thinking about what motivates people to do things.  Since I supervise people (seven of them at the moment), I find it helpful to understand what drives them to the excellence I see all …

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