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.
“See, I lived on the streets, not far from here for more than 20 years,” Orlando opened up. “It was only in the last couple of years when I was referred to Healthcare for the Homeless, and eventually there, recommended to God’s Warehouse in my life.”
— Orlando G., God’s Warehouse Client & Volunteer
*To learn more background about the operations & services of God’s Warehouse and to catch up with Part I of our Partner Profile, visit last week’s blog feature “Partner Profile: God’s Warehouse, Part I” at: http://www.rrfb.org/partner-profile-gods-warehouse-part-i/ .
“What I’ve especially loved seeing here since starting out some years ago would be how people passionate to help others come together and grow together.”
This week, we are featuring a piece from AmeriCorps-VISTA for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach Volunteer, Melanie Bonds. Melanie wanted to share her experiences and reflections on volunteer recruitment during the course of her AmeriCorps service.
Recently, I presented on “Recruiting Volunteers” at the Ending Hunger through Citizen Service Conference for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Access–AmeriCorps VISTAs in Houston, Texas.
Many thanks to Walmart & their State Grant Program, which gave us $75,000 towards our Health & Wellness Initiative!
Did you know that you can give back to your community while doing your grocery shopping the next two Saturdays?
Join Roadrunner Food Bank with the Boy Scouts of America-Great Southwest Council & Yucca Council for Scouting For Food 2016 to solve hunger across New Mexico on Saturdays February 6th and February 13th!