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On Saturday, January 28th, the Food Bank’s 2017 Souper Bowl event hosted more than 1,200 people in its warehouse near Jefferson and Singer. Attendees enjoyed scrumptious soups and delectable desserts from nearly 40 area Albuquerque restaurants. In addition, restaurant awards were given in two categories: Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice. While at the event, attendees selected the People’s Choice winners by submitting a ballot voting for their favorite soup and dessert. The 2017 Souper Bowl People’s Choice awards went to: People’s Choice – Overall Soup Winners 1st Place and Souper Bowl Champion: Bocadillos Café and Catering 2nd Place: Chumly’s Southwestern 3rd Place: Daily Grind People’s Choice – Vegetarian Soup Winners 1st Place: Turtle Mountain Brewing Co. 2nd Place: 99 Degrees Seafood 3rd Place: Corn Maiden at the Hyatt People’s Choice – Dessert Winners 1st Place: Nothing Bundt Cakes 2nd Place: Theombroma Chocolatier 3rd Place: Vic’s Daily Cafe The final award given out during the annual Souper Bowl event was for Best Booth. Attendees voted for the best decorated booth. The 2017 Best Booth Award went to Zacateca Tacos + Tequila The Critic’s Choice Awards were chosen by a panel of six judges who rated each soup based on appearance, aroma, texture, spice blend, flavor and overall impression. Critics’ Choice Winners 1st Place: Chumly’s Southwestern 2nd Place: Sandia Golf Club 3rd Place: Zacateca Tacos + Tequila Thank you to all our sponsors, our restaurants and guests who attended. You helped us raise important funds for the helping the Food Bank solve hunger in New Mexico. < < 2017 Participating Restaurants > > Special thanks to our 2017 Souper Bowl sponsors and partners!
Volunteers power Roadrunner Food Bank. It’s as simple as that. We could not help provide food and resources to the 70,000 people in our community who face hunger without the help of volunteers. We invite you to take an active role in solving hunger and join us and the Feeding America network by pledging to volunteer. When you give your time you get back something amazing in return, maybe even life-changing: The feeling that you personally are helping put food into the hands of people who need it. It’s proof that no matter what happens in the world, you absolutely have the power to make a difference in the lives of others. But don’t take our word for it. Sign up to volunteer and find out for yourself. Volunteer activities can range from packing, sorting and prepping food for distribution; helping to staff an event; or providing access to specialized skills. Follow these simple steps to start making a difference in your community: Register or contact us to let us know how you’d like to volunteer at the Food Bank either as an individual, with your family, your company, or a group. Make your pledge official by registering with our national organization Feeding America here Share your experience and the impact of your work on social media to challenge others to also make the pledge. Use #FoodBankVolunteer and #FeedingAmerica in your social posts. Already a volunteer? Take the pledge again this year to continue join us hunger.
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.
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.