Thanksgiving Gratitude from Dennis Gray


As come closer to Thanksgiving Day, we at Roadrunner Food Bank have many people and things to be grateful for this year.

We are grateful to everyone in our community who continues supporting our mobile food pantries, our Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI), and our Senior Hunger Initiative (SHI).

We are grateful to all of our food rescue partners who helped make it possible to distribute more than 30 million pounds of food last year.

We are grateful to all of our staff and volunteers who strive day in and day out with us who have a passion for solving hunger across New Mexico.

We always welcome words of motivation which drive us to continue working hard, to continue representing those who have a hard time getting the food they deserve. Thus, we wanted to share a poem we received last year from one of our Albuquerque clients, Dennis Gray, and his words of gratitude and motivation to us:

Today At Roadrunner Food Bank

By Dennis Gray

I went to the wonderful Roadrunner Delivery today.

Dragging my rolling suitcase along my merry way.

There were over 100 people there that I could see,

And I volunteered, which was great for me.

Suddenly 18 to 20 kids did appear

And at each table, stood to the rear.

All in pilgrims hats and handing out food.

Each one with a smile and not one was rude.

Every month this food bank is always open,

And like most of you, I am always hopin’,

To be in a better place to help myself,

And buy my own food to stock my shelf.

Until then I will run down the road,

And thank Roadrunner for lightening the load.

On my fixed income I am mostly poor,

But I am not ever hungry. Not anymore.

On behalf of all of us at Roadrunner Food Bank, we wish you a hopeful, joyful, nourishing, Happy Thanksgiving!

To learn more on how you can give food, money, or volunteer time this holiday season to help us solve hunger across New Mexico, visit us at

Photo from Bernalillo County Housing Authority Mobile Food Pantry, December 2014, Photo Courtesy of Matthew Young.

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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