Join Our Family of Agencies
Roadrunner Food Bank collaborates with a network of hundreds of organizations throughout the state to distribute food to hungry people. And, we distribute food in various ways. Roadrunner Food Bank wants to support your hunger relief program by offering a variety of ways for you to receive food, training and technical support you may need to successfully combat hunger in your own community.
Please look at the different types of ways we distribute food to see if your group/organization fits one or more of these criteria. Your group/organization may fit into various categories and you may want our help in determining which best suits your needs.
For general questions about how your organization might partner with Roadrunner Food Bank contact the programs support line at 505-349-5353 or ProgramsSupport@rrfb.org.
Many of the hundreds of organizations we partner with are a network of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income child care centers, low-income senior housing sites and more. Organizations that meet these criteria could potentially become one of our partner agencies where they could order both perishable and non-perishable food from us to distribute to the hungry in their respective communities throughout New Mexico. We have hundreds of different food items that are available to our affiliated hunger relief organizations that include fresh produce, bakery items, dry goods such as canned food and boxes, and a variety of frozen and refrigerated meats, dairy products, etc. Plus, we offer a variety of office, janitorial and school supplies for our agencies use.
In general, organization must meet the following criteria to become a partner agency:
- Must be a 501c3 organization or a church with a description of the type of hunger relief program the organization is providing to the community and clients.
- Provide services to the community in an area where there is a demonstrated need and that does not duplicate services with existing organizations.
- Provide a clean and sanitary environment.
- An adequate and safe facility to store both dry goods and cold storage items.
- Administrative capabilities to operate a hunger relief program including recording keeping, retention, inventory control procedures and reporting.
To become a partner agency, organizations are required to fill out and application and provide additional documents with the application. Request an application by contacting the programs support line at 505-349-5353 or ProgramsSupport@rrfb.org.
*Organizations will have an onsite evaluation every 2 years after a 6 month initial probation period.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Mobile Food Pantry is a traveling food pantry delivering nutritious and much needed food to hungry people in need. Food is delivered to a pre-designated site and is ready for immediate distribution to hungry households. The program eliminates the need for long or short term storage and the program can be sponsored by any organization, group, individual or family.
The site sponsor informs the local community about the date and time the food will arrive. Food is brought to a site that is coordinated by the sponsor. Roadrunner Food Bank staff unloads the food. Volunteers supplied by the sponsor organize the food to begin a farmer’s market type food distribution.
The benefit of this program is that it allows any person or organization the ability to help the hungry in their community. This is ideal for communities where access to a full service grocery store may be limited due to distance or where no other hunger relief agency may exist.
Recipients receive approximately 50 pounds of food and each family receives a variety of food products that may include produce, dry goods, canned goods, bakery products, and frozen and refrigerated foods.
Existing partner agencies are eligible for this program to complement their current hunger relief activities.
To become a Mobile Food Pantry sponsor, you will need to fill out an application. If you have questions contact the programs support line at 505-349-5353 or ProgramsSupport@rrfb.org.
Childhood Hunger Initiative
In New Mexico, approximately 30% of New Mexico’s children are facing some level of food insecurity. To address this alarming issue in our state, Roadrunner Food Bank has decided to increase our impact on household food insecurity, access to healthy foods, and service to children in rural areas. Food insecurity can have an immediate and lasting effect on children during the most crucial developmental stage in their lives. The Childhood Hunger Initiative Program seeks to significantly reduce the level and impact of food insecurity in New Mexican children. The program will offer each qualifying and approved school the ability to receive food items directly from Roadrunner Food Bank. Food may be delivered in a variety of distribution models including Mobile Food Pantries and Fixed Pantries. The current grant funding cycle (2014-2017) is closed.
For more information about the Childhood Hunger Initiative, contact the programs support line at 505-349-5353 or ProgramsSupport@rrfb.org.
Senior Hunger Initiative
Senior hunger is at epidemic proportions in New Mexico, especially among older seniors. Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) has received many reports over the years from senior clients struggling to buy food and pay for medical bills on fixed incomes. In response to this situation, RRFB has launched the Senior Hunger Initiative (SHI), which provides nutritious food directly to senior specific sites to distribute to their clients.
Grants awarded are in the form of program and food delivery to be used to feed seniors and their families. Food may be delivered in a variety of distribution models including Mobile Food Pantries and Fixed Pantries. The current grant funding cycle (2015-2018) is closed.
For more information about the Senior Hunger Initiative, contact the programs support line at 505-349-5353 or ProgramsSupport@rrfb.org.
Emergency Food Box Program (EFAM)
Any organization (except existing partner agencies) is eligible to apply for our Emergency Food Box Program. This program is ideal for organizations that may not have their own hunger relief program, but need to respond to an emergency need for food. Partner Agencies of the Food Bank are not eligible to receive these pre-packed boxes of food as they have the ability to order food directly from us to create their own EFAM boxes. Examples of organizations that helped distribute more than 700 EFAM boxes include the American Red Cross, schools, public safety agencies, domestic violence facilities, hospitals, etc.
Organizations that serve families that have no food in the home due to loss of employment, domestic violence, eviction or displacement, loss of benefits, etc. are eligible to receive an EFAM box. Any organization that helps the community can potentially receive EFAM boxes.
The food box is strictly non-perishable and contains enough food to feed a family of four three meals a day for nearly three days. Each box also has a referral guide to assist hungry families in locating a more sustainable source of food such as a food pantry or soup kitchen.
For additional information about the EFAM program or to determine if your organization may be eligible to become a distribution site, contact the programs support line at 505-349-5353 or ProgramsSupport@rrfb.org.
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