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As a compassionate partner of Roadrunner Food Bank you know the incredible need. 70,000 hungry people depend on us each week to survive. Those who arrive at our doorstep have exhausted every other resource. We cannot turn them away. Without the food you help provide, a child will go to bed hungry tonight, a struggling senior citizen has no idea where his next meal will come from and a single mom’s meager salary will run out before the month does. Roadrunner Food Bank has launched our 2015 Annual Fund Drive AGAINST HUNGER and we really need your help. Your support today will ensure we can provide meals to our hungry neighbors. Please give your best gift to feed a man, woman or child who is hungry. Your generosity helps us create long-term solutions that address the root causes of hunger so our neighbors can be self-sufficient and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thank you in advance for you compassion and generosity. Donate by clicking here.
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?
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.
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.
On Monday, September 15, we invite you to take a daily action during Hunger Action Month in the form of an online vote! Roadrunner Food Bank will be competing with about 130 other food banks across the nation for a chance to win a $60,000 grant. With a quick click of the mouse, your daily vote could earn funds for both Roadrunner Food Bank and three of our partner agencies that help us distribute food.