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Walmart Helps Feeding America Member Food Banks

Walmart hosts their annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign until Monday, May 15.  Through online acts of support, product purchases, and register donations, the national campaign generates funds for food banks like Roadrunner. We hope you’ll take part: Give at the Register: Add a $1, $2 or $5 donation to your grocery bill at any Walmart register Product Purchase: Purchase products in Walmart stores with the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” logo Digital Challenge: Use #FightHunger on Twitter and Instagram, or share and like posts on Facebook to generate a donation by Walmart to member Feeding America food banks Use Discover: Every time you use your Discover card through 5/15 at Walmart or Walmart.com, Discover will make a donation equivalent of one meal to the campaign. Thank you Walmart and customers for participating!

Help Stamp Out Hunger on May 13

The annual food drive marks a milestone year as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Letter carriers, the US Postal Service and so many other national and local partners come together to collect non-perishable food in 10,000 communities across the country to help hunger-relief organizations including food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, and others. In Albuquerque, the food collected on Sat., May 13 benefits Roadrunner Food Bank.  Food collected in the Las Cruces area will benefit Roadrunner Food Bank’s partner Casa de Peregrinos and other partners based in Doña Ana County.  Volunteers will be assigned to a specific post office where they will help unload letter carrier vehicles, and begin food sorting along with Food Bank staff members. If you are an individual volunteer, click here to register through our new volunteer registration portal called Cervis. Groups of 2+ who would like to volunteer should email annamarie@rrfb.org to reserve a time and post office. Food Bank staff based in Las Cruces will help coordinate volunteers in the Las Cruces area to help Casa de Peregrinos and other affiliated partners in Doña Ana County.  To volunteer in the Las Cruces area, call 575.323.5150 or email amanda.cuba@rrfb.org for a list of times to help on Saturday, May 13. The community is invited to join in and help Stamp Out Hunger.  Simply fill a bag with non-perishable food and leave it near your mailbox on Saturday, May 13.  Your letter carrier will pick up your food donation during their normal mail delivery. If you are in an outlying community, contact your local post office to confirm their participation in the annual food drive. Special thanks to each and every letter carrier for taking the time to pick up food items, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the U.S. Postal Service, and the local and national partners for making a difference and helping Stamp Out Hunger this May. Special thanks to local media partners KOB TV and The Peak for partnering with us and educating our community about hunger.

New Volunteer Registration Portal

For years, volunteers have been able to utilize our website to schedule their warehouse volunteer appointments through our website.  As with any technology, our needs have grown and changed. We’ve added and expanded our volunteer needs to include what is known as Skilled Based volunteer activities as well as added volunteer opportunities that may be held offsite and away from the Food Bank. This March, volunteers will continue to sign up and register for a time and date to volunteer in the warehouse, but will also have the opportunity to view and sign up for additional volunteer possibilities. Any previous or new Food Bank volunteer will need to create a new username and passcode to utilize the new scheduling product called “Cervis.” If you used our former scheduling service, your previous credentials will not allow you to log in to this new registration system. Visit www.rrfb.org/volunteer to learn more about volunteering Click here to automatically be re-directed to the volunteer login portal to create a new volunteer appointment. Groups of 2-50+ should complete the group form.  Once we have confirmed availability for your requested day and time, we’ll send you a group reservation code to  pre-register each member of your group. Please update any stored bookmarks on your computer to CERVIS as soon as possible. To cancel or modify a volunteer appointment, please call 505.349.5358 or email givetime@rrfb.org as we transition to this new system . In the near future, all volunteers will be asked to sign in and out of their volunteer time either through an onsite kiosk or via a website link. Signing in and out digitally will continue to help us track the wonderful service hours you are contributing to our community. Thank you for continuing to be an important team member in our work. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of hungry people all over our state! If you have any questions, email givetime@rrfb.org or call 505.349.5358. Thank you also in advance for being patient with us as we learn this new system right along with you!

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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