Giving Your Time During This Season of Giving

As we enter in full force our 2015 Holiday Food & Fund Drive season, one of the most invaluable gifts we can receive at Roadrunner would be volunteer time. To give you a sense of how far-reaching our volunteer network has been growing and to inspire you to consider volunteering here over the coming weeks, we wanted to share a story from one volunteer group earlier this year.

Since starting in 2005, the Hygiene Project has worked across 16 states and 17 countries internationally to deliver dental & medical hygiene kits to community needs. Not only have they distributed more than 110,000 kits since starting. They have achieved such results through volunteer power alone!

This past August, a Hygiene Project crew from Secaucus, New Jersey served with us at Roadrunner in sorting produce as part of a newer service learning initiative being launched. Their Chief Operations Officer, Cathy Wolf, spoke with us today about how what brought them cross-country to volunteer.

“We want to offer our high school student volunteers the variety of scale and opportunities in nonprofit work,” Cathy shared. “We believe making service time at food banks in each state we visit makes our students think about how empowering, working to meet needs can be.”

The empowerment felt by meeting the needs of New Mexico’s hungry proves more than palpable for almost all of the volunteers who come through our doors. Imagine knowing that you helped feed the more than 70,000 people we serve each week, and especially during a holiday season of giving with our Holiday Food & Fund Drive!

To learn more on how you can take part, visit our Holiday Food & Fund Drive and Volunteer pages. Thank you all so much!

Photo Taken of Hygiene Project volunteers in August 2015, Courtesy of Matthew “Matt” Young.

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 

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