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Help Us Stamp Out Hunger!

Open to All Ages, Stamp Out Hunger Invites You to Help Solve Hunger in New Mexico! Photo Taken By Julie Anderson, 2015

Open to All Ages, Stamp Out Hunger Invites You to Help Solve Hunger in New Mexico! Photo Taken By Julie Anderson, 2015

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!

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Roadrunner & The Community Garden Together

A "Weed And Seed" Volunteer Talks to 5th Graders About Growing Seeds, Las Cruces, Photo Courtesy of Shelby Stuckel, April 2016

A “Weed And Seed” Volunteer Talks to 5th Graders About Growing Seeds, Las Cruces, Photo Courtesy of Shelby Stuckel, April 2016

 

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!

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“Going Greener” With A Solarized Roof to Make More Meals Possible!

Drone Photo of Roadrunner Food Bank Roof Solar Array, As Of April 8th, 2016; Photo Courtesy of Affordable Solar

Drone Photo of Roadrunner Food Bank Roof Solar Array, As Of April 8th, 2016; Photo Courtesy of Affordable Solar

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.

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Bataan Memorial Death March 2016: Honoring Those Who Gave To Their Country By Giving Back To Our Hungry Neighbors

2016 Bataan Memorial Death Marchers Meet 1942 Bataan Death March Veterans, March 20th, 2016, Photo Courtesy of Brian Brown & Shelby Stuckel

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.

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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham: Congress Needs to Do More To Support Our Hungry Families!

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Roadrunner Food Bank Distribution Truck, At Pajarito Mesa Mobile Food Distribution, Photo Taken by Matthew “Matt” Young, March 9th 2016

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.

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Partner Profile: God’s Warehouse, Part II

God's Warehouse During Tuesday Afternoon Distribution, Photo Taken by Matthew "Matt" Young, February 23rd, 2016.

God’s Warehouse During Tuesday Afternoon Distribution,
Photo Taken by Matthew “Matt” Young, February 23rd, 2016.

“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/  .  

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Partner Profile: God’s Warehouse, Part I

 

God's Warehouse Front Side, February 23rd, 2016. Photo courtesy of Matthew "Matt" Young.

God’s Warehouse Front Side, February 23rd, 2016.
Photo courtesy of Matthew “Matt” Young.

“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.”

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Giving Back & Solving Hunger Via Volunteer Recruitment

 

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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) AccessAmeriCorps VISTAs in Houston, Texas.

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Walmart Gives $75,000 to Help Solve Hunger in New Mexico!

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Many thanks to Walmart & their State Grant Program, which gave us $75,000 towards our Health & Wellness Initiative!

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Scouting For Food 2016!

 

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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!

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