Walmart Helps Feeding America Member Food Banks

Walmart hosts their annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign from April 2 to April 30.  Through online acts of support, product purchases, and register donations, the national campaign generates funds for food banks like Roadrunner. We hope you’ll take part:

  1. Give at the Register: Add a $1, $2 or $5 donation to your grocery bill at any Walmart register
  2. Product Purchase: Purchase products in Walmart stores with the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” logo
  3. Digital Challenge: Share our posts or create your own!  Be sure to use #FightHunger on Twitter and Facebook.  Instagram users are encouraged to post a black and white food photo with #FightHunger. You can also click the “Show Your Support” button at Walmart.com/fighthunger to generate a donation.

All these actions generate a donation or awareness for Feeding America food banks like Roadrunner Food Bank! Thank you Walmart and customers for participating!

Annual Fund Drive Against Hunger

Would it surprise you to find out that your next-door neighbor doesn’t have enough food in the house to last to the end of the week? 358,000 of our neighbors here in New Mexico find themselves in circumstances that leave them food challenged each year. About 136,000 of them are young children.

When emergencies and hard times strike, our neighbors count on Roadrunner Food Bank for the food, services and resources they need to survive.

In order to help them . . . we depend on friends like you.

When you donate to Roadrunner Food Bank, your support helps feed working families who cannot make ends meet to feed their children. It helps seniors living on fixed incomes who struggle to pay for food. And it helps unemployed individuals who may need to visit a food pantry for the first time.

Your support helps us work with our 500 network partners to provide 32 million pounds of food for children, seniors, individuals and families throughout the year. We count on your compassionate generosity and when everyone helps, we can truly solve hunger.

Please help by making a generous donation today to our 2018 Annual Fund. Your continuing dedication to fight hunger helps change lives.

Will you help with a gift today? Thank you for helping solve hunger in New Mexico.

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Board Names Mag Strittmatter President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Roadrunner Food Bank has appointed Mag Strittmatter as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. She will follow Melody Wattenbarger who led the Food Bank for 22 years. Under Melody’s leadership, Roadrunner has become the largest anti-hunger nonprofit in New Mexico. Every week, Roadrunner Food Bank and its statewide hunger-relief network provide food to 70,000 people experiencing hunger. Melody will be retiring later this month and Mag will begin her new position as President and CEO on January 22, 2018.

Mark Ryerson, board chair of Roadrunner Food Bank said, “After a thorough search led by members of the board and key community members, we are delighted to bring Mag Strittmatter to Albuquerque and New Mexico.  Her passion and commitment to provide services for people in need truly stands out.  We look forward to her ability to lead the Food Bank into a new era for the benefit of our low-income neighbors’ in a state that has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S.”

Mag comes to Roadrunner Food Bank from The Action Center in Colorado.  She joined The Action Center as Director of Development and Communications in 2002 and was selected as Executive Director in early 2006. The Action Center serves low income residents and homeless in Jefferson County, CO. During her tenure, she significantly increased the organizations profile across the Denver metro area and increased fundraising by 600 percent and grew staff positions from 14 to 50.

With increased fundraising and a higher profile, The Action Center significantly elevated its programming to include long term self-sufficiency services. This was in addition to the agency’s immediate operating needs which funds programs including food, shelter and clothing for low-income and homeless residents. Mag led a successful capital campaign project in 2015 resulting in the creation of a 14,500 square foot Program Services Building. The new facility created a service-based campus where participants could have multiple needs met in one location. The Action Center is regarded as one of the top anti-poverty alleviation organizations in the Denver metro area.

Mag spent much of her earlier career in fund development.  She served as director of development at several institutions of higher learning including Colorado State University, University of Colorado Foundation and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The Food Bank anticipates introducing her to the Albuquerque and statewide community in a variety of ways in the first six to eight months of her start date. She is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you.

Mag is the fifth person to lead Roadrunner Food Bank since it was founded by Rev. Titus Scholl in 1980.

Donate Your Old Car and Help Feed Others

There’s a brand new way to help feed New Mexicans in need — and at the same time support Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission to solve hunger! Donate your old or used vehicle and turn it into food to feed others in your community.

We accept all types of vehicles as donations: cars, motorcycles, tractors, RVs, trailers – even boats! It doesn’t even matter whether they’re running or not. We’ll take them! Plus, you may qualify for a tax deduction on your vehicle donation.

And donating your vehicle couldn’t be easier. Simply call us at 855-500-7433 or visit us at www.rrfb.org/cars — and we take everything from there.

We’ll arrange a convenient time around your schedule to pick the vehicle up, notify you when your vehicle has been sold, and send you a formal tax receipt letter.

And in the meantime, you can rest assured your generosity has already been put to work to help feed your hungry neighbors.

Turn your old car into food for others!

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