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 email@example.com.