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Your Gift is Matched This Month $1 for $1!

Ever felt invisible and isolated in the world? People experiencing hunger feel that way all the time. Your generosity helps hungry people become part of our community once more. And right now, every $1 you give to Roadrunner Food Bank turns into $2. Thanks to the Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation and another anonymous supporter, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000.  Through December 31st, every $1 you give to the Food Bank will be doubled thanks to these wonderful donors who have joined together to issue this exciting year-end fundraising challenge. All donations received in December will be matched up to $100,000. To ensure your gift is matched, you are encouraged to give in any of the following ways Online by using the button below. By texting a gift to 505.933.7732 (please include the area code) By phone at 505.349.8909 (M-F from 8 am to 4 pm) Writing a check and sending it to: 5840 Office Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please indicate in the memo section: matching gift. Thank you for helping fill empty plates well into the New Year! GIVE BY CLICKING THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW

Board Names Mag Strittmatter President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Roadrunner Food Bank has appointed Mag Strittmatter as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. She will follow Melody Wattenbarger who led the Food Bank for 22 years. Under Melody’s leadership, Roadrunner has become the largest anti-hunger nonprofit in New Mexico. Every week, Roadrunner Food Bank and its statewide hunger-relief network provide food to 70,000 people experiencing hunger. Melody will be retiring later this month and Mag will begin her new position as President and CEO on January 22, 2018. Mark Ryerson, board chair of Roadrunner Food Bank said, “After a thorough search led by members of the board and key community members, we are delighted to bring Mag Strittmatter to Albuquerque and New Mexico.  Her passion and commitment to provide services for people in need truly stands out.  We look forward to her ability to lead the Food Bank into a new era for the benefit of our low-income neighbors’ in a state that has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S.” Mag comes to Roadrunner Food Bank from The Action Center in Colorado.  She joined The Action Center as Director of Development and Communications in 2002 and was selected as Executive Director in early 2006. The Action Center serves low income residents and homeless in Jefferson County, CO. During her tenure, she significantly increased the organizations profile across the Denver metro area and increased fundraising by 600 percent and grew staff positions from 14 to 50. With increased fundraising and a higher profile, The Action Center significantly elevated its programming to include long term self-sufficiency services. This was in addition to the agency’s immediate operating needs which funds programs including food, shelter and clothing for low-income and homeless residents. Mag led a successful capital campaign project in 2015 resulting in the creation of a 14,500 square foot Program Services Building. The new facility created a service-based campus where participants could have multiple needs met in one location. The Action Center is regarded as one of the top anti-poverty alleviation organizations in the Denver metro area. Mag spent much of her earlier career in fund development.  She served as director of development at several institutions of higher learning including Colorado State University, University of Colorado Foundation and Metropolitan State University of Denver. The Food Bank anticipates introducing her to the Albuquerque and statewide community in a variety of ways in the first six to eight months of her start date. She is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you. Mag is the fifth person to lead Roadrunner Food Bank since it was founded by Rev. Titus Scholl in 1980.

Looking for a Unique Holiday Gift?

We’ve provided a great way to honor all the special people on your holiday list.  Consider purchasing a beautiful holiday card for each person on your gift list.  Our Holiday Gift Cards are a unique way to honor employees, friends, and loved ones. When you purchase one or more of these special cards, we send you a card to give to all those special people on your holiday list. There are several ways to purchase your Holiday Gift Cards. Call Liana at 505.349-5334 Download the PDF here and fax your order to 505.242.6471 Download the PDF here and mail it to 5840 Office Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Visit our Albuquerque Branch M-F from 8 am to 4 pm Please note, online orders end Tuesday, December 19.  Also, online or phone orders made after Friday, December 15 must be picked up at the Food Bank’s Albuquerque location during business hours (M-F from 8 am to 4 pm). Walk in orders will be available through Thursday, December 23 at 4 pm. PURCHASE CARDS ONLINE BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW To view an example of this year’s card style, visit www.rrfb.org/cards.

Souper Bowl 2018

Join us for “Souper Bowl” 2018.  A perfect event for all “foodies.”  The annual soup and dessert event brings 1,200 people into our facility to enjoy the wonderful creations of restaurants from throughout the metro area. Every year about 40 restaurants participate. While at the event, attendee are able to vote for and select our People’s Choice winners by submitting a ballot voting for their favorite soup and dessert.  Critics’ Choice winners are selected for Top Soups by a panel of judges. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE BY CLICKING THE BUY NOW BUTTON   < < 2017 Participating Restaurants > >  Special thanks to our 2017 Souper Bowl sponsors and partners!

Land O’ Lakes Makes More Meals Available Across New Mexico!

Many thanks to Land O’Lakes, Inc. for their June 23rd, 2016 donation of more than 40,000 pounds of Land O’Lakes Reduced Fat Macaroni and Cheese Entree with Whole Grain to us here at Roadrunner and to hungry families across New Mexico!

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