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Author Archives: Sonya Warwick

Two Weeks to Make a Difference June 4-15

June 4– June 15 marks a very exciting time!  CenturyLink will host a matching gift challenge nationwide to benefit 150 food banks across the country. Roadrunner Food Bank has been selected as one of the food bank recipients. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation will match your donation and will award Roadrunner a maximum of $100,000 as a result of every donation given through the campaign’s website from June 4-15.  All monetary donations made through the website will be forwarded to us in July. Help us secure the full matching gift during the most food insecure time of year—the summer!  There are two ways you can participate: Visit www.centurylink.com/fooddrive and select Roadrunner as the beneficiary. If you do not have access to the internet and would like to participate, please call 505.349.8909. A Roadrunner Food Bank staff member will enter your donation information on the CenturyLink site to qualify your gift for this special match. Thank you for your partnership and giving to this special and unique campaign. Your generosity continues to make a difference! See how CenturyLink will match your contribution below.

Need Help with Food?

Summer is a time of year that low-income families and children stress and worry about hunger more than any other time.  In fact, summer is the hungriest time of year. With children out of school, low-income families do not have the free/reduced lunch and breakfast program available to them.  The low-income families of children in need do not have the ability to make up those extra meals they miss during the summer months while they are out of school. But, we can help!  If you or someone you know needs access to food this summer, here’s how we can help! Use our online Get Help feature.  Simply enter your zip code where it indicates “Find a Partner” and a list of sites we supply food to will come up. Download our FREE Apple or GooglePlay app for real-time food assistance information right at your fingertips. Our staff and volunteers can help you apply for SNAP (food stamp) benefits and walk you through next steps once submitted to the Income Support Office. Call our toll-free food assistance line M-F from 8 am to 4 pm at 505.349.5340 or toll-free 866.327.0267.  A staff member will provide details of locations we supply food to within your area. Feel free to pass this information along to others you may know who might need food assistance this summer.

Volunteer This Summer

Distributing food to hundreds of affiliated partner sites is possible thanks to the helping hands of volunteers.  Six days a week volunteers help us prep food for distribution and perform other activities to help us accomplish our work and supply food to people struggling with hunger. This summer sign up to help and dedicate a few hours every week by volunteering.  It’s easy to register online. Your gift of time truly helps provide food to low-income families in need. Warehouse Volunteers Volunteers perform tasks that are often physically demanding.  Tasks involved lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending and reaching.  Please wear appropriate clothing to work inside our warehouse. Jeans, tennis shoes and t-shirts are the best for this type of volunteer work. Closed toed shoes are required to work inside the warehouse. Volunteers hours: Monday’s: 9 am to 1 pm Tuesday’s-Friday’s: 8 am to 4 pm Individual volunteers may register online.  Volunteer groups with two or more in the party should email: givetime@rrfb.org, call 505.349.5358 or complete this online submission form. Non-Warehouse Volunteers Roadrunner Food Bank also seeks volunteers to help with special projects, outreach activities, food distribution support, events and other activities.  A majority of these activities require special skills you may have and are willing to share with us. This website link shows a list of needed volunteer skills at the bottom of the page. Volunteers helping with these projects often require a longer time commitment.  Please complete this online application so we may learn more about you.  Once the survey is completed, we’ll contact you and schedule a time to meet. Thank you for your gift of service!  Your dedication and commitment help us continue to solve hunger for people experiencing poverty and hunger.

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!

Morgan Stanley Helps Roadrunner Solve Childhood Hunger!

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.

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