In our ongoing appeal to solve hunger across New Mexico, we cannot thank enough the Rotary Del Norte Foundation for their $3,000 contribution to our work!
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!
“Fewer than 4 million kids — or just 18% of those in the school lunch program — are fed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summer food program. While that’s a record number for the 40-year-old initiative, many advocates and government officials say more needs to be done.
‘In the summer, when those school meals disappear, children find themselves hungry and with few options,’ said Duke Storen, a senior director at Share Our Strength, which aims to end child hunger. ‘It impacts their health and well-being and contributes to learning loss.’ ”
It’s a curious thing when you think about it, “summer vacation.”
How can a time of enjoyment, of fun for so many American kids and families, also mark a time of anxiety, insecurity, even malnutrition for millions more American kids and families?
Thanks to American Home for donating 5 percent of their sales to hunger relief from June 10-19! Their efforts help us at Roadrunner Food Bank to solve hunger across New Mexico this summer! During 2015 alone, American Home’s sales campaigns in partnership with us allowed them to give our work more than $23,000 and made 115,000 more meals possible for our clients statewide!
In many ways, Mary Martinez could very well be your next door neighbor. She’s not afraid to share that she’s 63 years old. She loves cooking and gardening at her and her husband’s home in the North Valley of Albuquerque. She has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also, like many of our neighbors in New Mexico, Mary and her husband until recently faced daily food insecurity. They didn’t know where their next meal would come from.
Tomorrow (Saturday May 14th), you have a huge opportunity to help us at Roadrunner Food Bank “Stamp Out Hunger” for the more than +358,000 hungry people across New Mexico, including +136,000 children statewide!
As spring weather continues to build into New Mexico, we at Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico feel inspired to invite the communities we serve to help us grow fresh produce over the coming months. From Albuquerque to Las Cruces, Roadrunner team members are working with area schools and community health partners to cultivate herbs and vegetables in raised beds as part of our growing effort to “FEED, SEED, LEAD” across New Mexico!
This past Tuesday (April 12th), Roadrunner Food Bank invited Affordable Solar and other community partners to celebrate more than six year of accomplishments in environmental stewardship.
Bataan Memorial Death March 2016: Honoring Those Who Gave To Their Country By Giving Back To Our Hungry Neighbors
On March 20th, 2016, more than 6,000 U.S. active-duty military personnel from across the world converged in the desert of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. They all had one mission: Complete a 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March to honor those who gave to their country during World War II. Yet, many took on an additional mission for hungry New Mexicans: Carry as much food on their backs as physically possible to give to us at Roadrunner Food Bank.
New Mexico 1st Congressional District Representative, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is no stranger to advocating for her New Mexico constituents. In particular, Lujan Grisham has frequently advocated support for her hungry New Mexico constituents.