Land O’ Lakes Makes More Meals Available Across New Mexico!

Thanks, Land O'Lakes! From L-R: Dixie Long, Customer Service Representative, Land O'Lakes Inc; Melody Wattenbarger, President & CEO, Roadrunner Food Bank; Elizabeth Reitzel, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham Office Field Representative; Photo Taken June 23rd, 2016, Matthew Young

Thanks, Land O’Lakes! From L-R: Dixie Long, Customer Service Representative, Land O’Lakes Inc; Melody Wattenbarger, President & CEO, Roadrunner Food Bank; Elizabeth Reitzel, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham Office Field Representative; Photo Taken June 23rd, 2016, Matthew Young

Many thanks to Land O’Lakes, Inc. for their June 23rd, 2016 donation of more than 40,000 pounds of Land O’Lakes Reduced Fat Macaroni and Cheese Entree with Whole Grain to us here at Roadrunner and to hungry families across New Mexico!

This is the Land O’Lakes First Run Program’s 102nd donation since it was established in 2010. The program is committed to donating truckloads of fresh product year round, made specifically for food banks to help alleviate hunger nationwide. This donation makes tens of thousands more meals possible during one of the hungriest times of year—the summer.

“As a national, farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes is committed to help the growing number of people who struggle to put food on their table,” said Land O’Lakes Foundation Executive Director Lydia Botham. “The First Run program provides a unique opportunity for Land O’Lakes to provide a fresh, nutritious product to families that can enjoy it.”

“New Mexico hunger rate continues to rank high among all other states for hunger,” said Melody Wattenbarger, president and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank. “Being second in the nation for childhood hunger means we must do more. With donations like this one from Land O’Lakes, we are able to distribute more food to families with children in need.  Thank you Land O’Lakes for providing this wonderful gift to fill more empty plates with food.”

The First Run program is part of Land O’Lakes’ Feeding Our Communities initiative.  For more information on any of these programs, visit the Land O’Lakes Foundation web page at www.landolakesinc.com.

To learn more on how you can make a difference with us in solving summer hunger, visit us at www.rrfb.org/take-action/donate-food.



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