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In New Mexico, more than 358,000 people (17.2% of the population) are at risk of hunger. That figure includes the 1 in 4 children who may not have enough to eat. But the good news is that a simple action by you can help educate and encourage others to learn more about hunger in our community. This September, we invite you to join the Food Bank, together with Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, in an effort to take action in raising awareness about the issue of hunger in our community. The 2016 Hunger Action Month campaign asks people to consider how it must feel to live with an empty stomach, which puts a healthy life and a promising future at risk. This year, Roadrunner Food Bank is asking supporters to take the Empty Plate Challenge! Share what would not be possible to do without adequate nutrition, by writing on an empty plate, “On an empty stomach I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something they couldn’t achieve without the nutrition we need to thrive. Take a photo and share this unique hunger message on your personal social media sites with #HungerActionMonth. Tag us in the conversation and @FeedingAmerica too. Links to our social media sites are below. Facebook Twitter Instagram Feel free to use this “paper” icon and make copies to post your message and photo. Thank you for joining in the conversation!
All month long, Albertsons and The Peak are teaming up to help food banks solve childhood hunger during Hunger Action Month. Albertsons shoppers are invited to make a gift at the register and help provide “Food for Kids” as part of their Hunger Is register donation program. Tune in to The Peak (100.3 FM) and listen for other ways you can get involved this month. Take action at Albertsons stores by making a $1, $3 or $5 gift each time you shop this month, or purchasing certain in-store food items. For every one dollar contributed, Roadrunner Food Bank is able to distribute 5 meals in communities across the state. Visit an Albertsons store today to help make food a reality for the 1 in 4 children at-risk of hunger in our state. Thanks for helping fill empty plates for kids this Hunger Action Month. Special thanks to Albertsons and The Peak for teaming up to help hungry children with us!
Use our FREE app to find help with food in your community. The app shows most of our food distribution points across the state of New Mexico. The Food Bank serves as a distribution hub and provides food to hundreds of affiliated partners around the state including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, regional food banks and other meal and hunger-relief programs. Roadrunner also distributes food through its own specialized programs helping children, families, and seniors through food distribution sites at schools, low-income seniors housing sites and senior centers. Through this statewide hunger-relief network, we are helping 70,000 hungry people in our state weekly. If you need help with food you can download the FREE app on GooglePlay and iOS. – www.rrfb.org/googleplay – www.rrfb.org/apple The app also provides FREE information on obtaining help to apply for SNAP (food stamp) benefits, transportation in main metro areas, discounts on prescription medication, how to volunteer and how to connect with us on social media. If you have questions about the app, call 505.349.8682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.