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This holiday season your support makes a difference for hungry families throughout New Mexico. Take part by hosting a food drive, creating a fundraising team through our Online Food Drive, giving or volunteering. Helping makes a tremendous difference by generating awareness about hunger in our state and community! How to get involved? Make a gift to the Food Bank. Start a team and raise funds through our Online Food Drive. You create your own fundraising page and send invitations inviting others to give through email to friends, family and co-workers. View our Holiday Calendar of Events for a list of many ways get involved. Volunteer! Sign up for a volunteer shift – CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER Donate non-perishable food. Leave a bag near your mailbox on Sat., Nov. 22 during the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Your letter carrier will pick it up for the Food Bank. You can also bring food donations to ANY Smith’s Food and Drug Store. Read and share our newsletter, and sign up to receive email from us HERE. Click the hyperlink for more information about our Holiday Food & Fund Drive. THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 HOLIDAY FOOD AND FUND SPONSORS
In the spirit of giving thanks, we want to thank you for the gifts you’ve sent to help our hungry neighbors. Your generosity has touched their lives in a very meaningful way and given them the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their families. While many people look forward to sharing a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends, for those who are hungry Thanksgiving is just another day of struggling to feed their families. Julio is a six-year-old child who worries about not having enough to eat. His mother died about a year ago, and he lives with his father, Ernesto, and his younger sister. Even though Ernesto works, money is very limited and there is often no food in the house. “One day at school, I was teaching the class about Thanksgiving,” Julio’s teacher said. “Julio looked so sad, I thought he was going to cry. After class, I asked him what was wrong and he said, ‘No Thanksgiving for us. We don’t have any food.’” Julio’s teacher told Ernesto about a partner food pantry near the family’s house. They gave Ernesto’s family a box of food and said he could come back for groceries to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. “I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the food we received,” Ernesto said. “I am so grateful, I hardly know what to say. Thank you to all the kind people who are helping us. This good food for my children is truly a gift like no other.” To give, visit www.rrfb.org/thanks. Thank you for giving and making this truly a Thanksgiving for All.
Earlier this month, Roadrunner Food Bank was honored in a very special way by Albuquerque Business First. During a breakfast event among top-notch non-profit peers, local businesses, philanthropic community members and others, Roadrunner Food Bank was selected as the winner of the 2014 Non-profit of the Year Award in the Human Services category.
On Monday, September 15, we invite you to take a daily action during Hunger Action Month in the form of an online vote! Roadrunner Food Bank will be competing with about 130 other food banks across the nation for a chance to win a $60,000 grant. With a quick click of the mouse, your daily vote could earn funds for both Roadrunner Food Bank and three of our partner agencies that help us distribute food.
This summer, staff of the Food Bank have been attending The Peak’s Free Summer Fun Roadshow event as part of a joint effort to raise food and awareness around the issue of hunger. The Peak has provided their Free Summer Fun Roadshow events along with each site for FREE and asked that attendees bring in non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank. It is an easy way to give, address the growing hunger situation in our state, and enjoy some fun at the same time.