Proclaiming September as Hunger Action Month in Bernalillo County

During the Bernalillo County NM Commission Meeting on Tuesday evening September 8th, our work at Roadrunner for ‪#‎HungerActionMonth‬ & ‪#‎Spoontember‬ gratefully received some key recognition from our elected officials.


According to our 2015 Report of Service for Bernalillo County, more than 15 percent of the county’s population qualifies as “food insecure.” Fortunately, Bernalillo County commissioners know this reality, too, and wanted to make another stance in helping us solve hunger.

Not only did the County Commissioners make a proclamation for September as marking Hunger Action Month across Bernalillo County! They also took the #Spoontember challenge and encouraged as many people across Bernalillo County as possible to take part!

Fortunately, we still have almost three weeks left in September for all of you to take part in #HungerActionMonth, in #Spoontember. With the Bernalillo County Commission and innumerable people in businesses, nonprofits, and schools across New Mexico and across the country putting orange spoons on their noses, it’s not too late for you to do the same. Besides orange spoons, though, what else can you do to support solving hunger? How about:

Many thanks to  Bernalillo County commissioners and stakeholders, & many thanks to all of you throughout the community for recognizing with us the work that has been done and the work that continues to be done in solving hunger!

Photo of Melody Wattenbarger, President & CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank (front right) with Bernalillo County Commissioners Honoring #HungerActionMonth & #Spoontember, Photo Taken September 8th, 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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