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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!
Many of our neighbors do not know where their next meal will come from this summer. Fortunately, in New Mexico there are places to turn to for help. Roadrunner Food Bank works with a network of more than 400 partner agencies. But what happens when these places are too far to reach? That’s why we’re bringing food to hungry people through our Mobile Food Pantry Program. During fiscal year 2015, our Mobile Pantries distributed more than 6.6 million pounds of food in our service area. Your gift today brings fresh and nutritious food to 270,000 people at 150 sites every month. Many are children who count on our help and yours, too. For every $10 donated we can provide 50 nutritious meals. Thank you for considering making an online today at www.rrfb.org/summer.
This month St. Clair Winery will release a new wine in a unique way. The New Mexico Winery will use their 2012 Bistro Red and pledge to donate $1 per bottle sold of its 2012 Bistro Red Wine to Roadrunner Food Bank. St. Clair hopes the funds raise during the length of this unique promotion will help us provide about 75,000 meals. To kick off the promotion, St. Clair Winery & Bistro will host a Release Party on Wednesday, March 23. The event will be open to the public from noon to 8pm. Attendees will be asked to donate $5 to the Food Bank which will include a glass of the St. Clair 2012 Bistro Red poured from the barrel. The event will take place at St. Clair Winery & Bistro located at 901 Rio Grande Boulevard in Albuquerque. Maritza Gomez of St. Clair said, “Our goal was to find a charity that would ensure the donated money would be used locally. St. Clair chose to partner with the Food Bank because they are not just a city or county affiliate; their assistance spans the whole state and includes the entire spectrum of those in need including women, children, men and the elderly.” Each of the St. Clair Winery & Bistro locations in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces will have the Bistro Red wine available for purchase. Other New Mexico grocery locations are also anticipated to stock and sell the uniquely labeled wine. For more information on this partnership visit the St. Clair Winery & Bistro events calendar at www.stclairwinery.com/feednm.
Morgan Stanley has been a critical partner in working with Roadrunner Food Bank to ensure that low-income children and their families have access to a source of nutritious food to prepare at home. The funding Morgan Stanley has previously provided to the Food Bank’s Childhood Hunger Initiative is already providing 1.3 million pounds of food to elementary schools across the state.
New Mexico’s largest food bank is reflecting on a record-setting year, thanks to the amount of fresh, local food donated by farmers in the state.