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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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Souper Bowl 2016!


This Saturday January 30th from 11 am-2 pm, come check out our Annual Souper Bowl 2016, title sponsored by Fidelity Investments!

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Why Food Rescue Matters in 2016

 

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“I was laid off at the start of the school year and my boys needed school uniforms.  I had no money to buy food after school supplies.  I have to limit how much we eat and sometimes we have to skip meals. Thank goodness a hunger-relief program started at our school.”

Kathleen, Roadrunner client

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Be A Voice For Solving Hunger This 2016 New Mexico Legislative Session!

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Did you know that the 2016 New Mexico Legislative Session officially begins next Tuesday, January 19th?

We would be more than grateful to have your voices as you join us in calling and e-mailing our State Representatives and Senators to support legislation and policies which solve hunger across New Mexico!

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UNM Staff Council Helps Roadrunner Serve Our New Mexico Neighbors!

During their past Winter Break, the University of New Mexico (UNM) Staff Council took some of their vacation time and gave it towards our mission of solving hunger across New Mexico. Thanks to more than 100 UNM employees, enough cereal to feed more than 18,000 people was packaged and a longstanding tradition of volunteerism continues!

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Morgan Stanley Helps Roadrunner Solve Childhood Hunger!

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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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Feds Feed Families Across New Mexico!

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As our President & CEO Melody Wattenbarger has said time and again, “It takes the whole community to raise healthy families!”

Recently, we marked another chapter in our efforts to sustain community partnerships which not only feed more of our hungry neighbors. Thanks to Feds Feed Families, federal agencies, and their employees across New Mexico, we received more than 46,000 pounds of food this year to nourish more hungry New Mexicans!

Ultimately, we work so that such partnerships build healthy families across New Mexico and solve hunger in communities statewide. Gratefully, with partnerships such as Feds Feed Families with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies, we can raise even more food and meet even more needs!

In terms of sheer volume of food, Feds Feed Families raised more than 14.8 million pounds of food for communities nationwide in 2014 alone. In New Mexico, some of the leading federal agencies and employees who contributed include and are not limited to:

Many thanks to Jennifer McDowell of the U.S. Forest Service (pictured second from left) here in Albuquerque for helping us cultivate the relationships across federal agencies here in New Mexico and helping us continue serving +70,000 people every week!

Photo (From L-R) of Wally Verdooren, RRFB Chief Development Officer; Jennifer McDowell, USDA-U.S. Forest Service; Teresa Johansen, RRFB Chief Operations Officer; Julie Anderson, RRFB-Albuquerque Food Rescue Manager.

Matthew “Matt” Young is the Communications Coordinator at Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. To comment on this or other blog features, you can comment directly below; call Matthew at (505) 349-8845; or e-mail Matthew at matthew.young@rrfb.org. 


New Mexico Farms Help Solve Hunger & In Big Ways!

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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.

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Double Your Impact This December & Help Elizabeth!

 

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Solving hunger across New Mexico this December also means the opportunity to double your impact! Thus, in so small way, solving hunger starts with you! You can help solve hunger in a state where 1 in 5 people go hungry.

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Thanksgiving Gratitude from Dennis Gray

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As come closer to Thanksgiving Day, we at Roadrunner Food Bank have many people and things to be grateful for this year.

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