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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 email@example.com.
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!
St. Clair’s Winery has released their 2012 Bistro Red wine in a unique way. The New Mexico Winery will use their 2012 Bistro Red and has pledged 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. The promotion kicked off in late March at a release party held at their bistro 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.