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Our Backpack Program fed thousands of hungry children every week … sadly, it wasn’t enough. We knew we had to find ways to do even more — new and innovative solutions to solve hunger. With your continued support, we are doing just that! Our Childhood Hunger Initiative feeds a hungry child by feeding the entire hungry family. The program offers qualifying schools the ability to receive and distribute food provided by Roadrunner Food Bank through mobile pantries, school-based pantries, and some weekend backpacks. New Mexico ranks fourth for childhood hunger in the United States. That’s not just an alarming statistic — it’s thousands of children who will go hungry without the help of kind people like you. For every $10 you send, we can distribute enough food for 50 nutritious meals. Please give and help us solve hunger together. Thanks so much for considering a gift today!
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.
On the surface, you’d think Kate was an ordinary girl with an ordinary life. But what you don’t know is that Kate is hungry. She usually does well in school, but lately, she hasn’t done well and has even missed some days. When her teacher asked her what was wrong, Kate told her that her dad had lost his job and now, there’s not much food at home. Kate is so hungry she can’t concentrate on her schoolwork.