The Power of Individual & Community Giving


We are always in awe of the scale of how much individual, corporate, and community support makes it possible to serve more than 70,000 people each week across New Mexico!


This includes food as nutritious and invaluable as pinto beans, which we recently received totaling to hundreds upon hundreds of pounds’ worth of pinto beans in our warehouse. Thanks to the community giving of Walmart and their Distribution Center and various other operations across New Mexico, we rescued 9 million pounds of fresh produce last year! This comes from a total of more than 21 million pounds of total food rescued!

Across the way from these towers of beans, a crew of volunteers were weighing and repackaging dried pinto beans in one of our repack rooms earlier this week.

One of these volunteers, 4th-year The University of New Mexico – UNM student Aleena, turned out to be fulfilling community service hours through a Family Studies course. On her 5th service day with us, she shared with us,

“You all make it so easy AND rewarding to volunteer here and I honestly had no idea until my first day here of how much food you share out to people!”

Thanks, Aleena, thanks to all of our volunteers, and to all of our individual and community partners together solving hunger across New Mexico!

You can also help by giving to us and further supporting the work of our volunteers, our staff, our community partners, and every one of us who tirelessly seek to solve hunger across New Mexico. To learn more, visit our “Give Now” page and thank you!

Photo of UNM Student, Aleena, Taken On October 19th, 2015 & Courtesy of Matthew “Matt” 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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