Turning Time and Talent into Meals for the Hungry

Working at Roadrunner Food Bank gives me the opportunity to see multiple acts of kindness every day. For example, this past Friday and Saturday we welcomed 600 volunteers over two days for Make a Difference Day. We had people not only repacking rice, beans and cereal, but also doing things like cleaning our trucks and raking up fall leaves in our parking lot. Everyone was industrious, cheerful and willing to roll up their sleeves for us.

This is an annual, city-wide event that is a big deal for us each year because we rely on volunteers to make our work possible.

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(picture of volunteers repacking bulk items at the Food Bank)

Friends of the Food Bank give of their time in all kinds of ways. They provide a service for free or volunteer to facilitate a project. Sometimes a friend has a talent that they want to share with us so we can benefit from it in some way. Lynne Pfeffer is such a person.

Lynne, who is a master quilter, has created a stunning quilt for a raffle to raise money for Roadrunner Food Bank. You can see the quilt at www.rrfb.org/quilt.

A quilt is something that takes time, patience and talent. We can’t thank Lynne enough for donating a quilt for the third year for this raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and will be on sale until December 13th when we have the drawing.

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(snapshot of the quilt)

You can buy tickets online, over the phone by calling 505.349.8829, or drop by the Food Bank during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We would love to see you, and remember, we can distribute five meals for every $1.00 gift, so your ticket purchase will have a big impact and could possibly make you the happy owner of a new quilt.

Stephanie Miller is the Director of Development at Roadrunner Food Bank.



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