Make This #HungerActionMonth Count!

“Years ago, we were the ones receiving food and now we feel obligated to return the favor, give back, and prove that no matter your  background, your life story, you can step up and help people out.”

These words from one Walmart associate from Belen, Yvette Castillo, put in perspective the impact of our years-long partnership with Walmart. This past Tuesday marked Day 1 of our Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) Days with Market #384 and their Walmart stores across the Albuquerque metropolitan area and much of central New Mexico. More than 60 Walmart staff and their families volunteered in our warehouse sorting canned foods and produce for partner agency distribution, assisting in food distribution at one of our mobile food pantry sites, and more.

Furthermore, between yesterday’s dedicated volunteers from Walmart Market #385 and today’s equally dedicated volunteers from Walmart Market #525, we love nothing more than affirming and empowering the role each of us has in solving hunger across New Mexico!

We still have 6 more days in #HungerActionMonth in which you can:

  • Volunteer!  Register to help online at
  • Take a #Spoontember selfie!  Description plus hash tags
  • Give!  Visit and your gift has triple the impact.  Bank of America will match every $1 gift with $2 more.

Never doubt the power you can play in helping us feed more than 70,000 of our hungry neighbors statewide each week!

Photo of Walmart-Belen associate Yvette Castillo (Far Left) and family with Roadrunner Community Initiatives Advocate, Colin Spooner, Taken September 22nd, 2015

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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