Impact

Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

Grant Profile:
General Operating Support and Capital Campaign
Grant Funding Area:
Homeless And Disadvantaged
Grant Impact Area:
Emergency Services
Grant Year:
2008
Grant Amount:
$1,125,000.00

Grant purpose:  To support renovation of Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico’s storage and distribution facility as well as support the annual operating costs of its programs.   

How this organization is helping make lives better:   New Mexico has the second highest food insecurity ranking in the nation, and the highest ranking in the nation for children.  To help change those numbers, the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (RRFB) transports, stores, and distributes over 16 million pounds of food each year to 600 private, non-profit organizations such as food pantries, halfway houses, day care centers, shelters, and soup kitchens.  The network of food banks and non-profit partners feeds over 200,000 people a year.  Renovation of its recently leased warehouse, cold storage, and office facility will allow RRFB to increase its food distribution capacity and serve more people.      

Story of a life made better:  We have two little girls who are sisters at our elementary school. Both parents were having issues medically and in the work force (with our struggling economy). These two sisters who are usually very quiet, asked their teacher for the backpack of snacks that are distributed on Fridays.  When I talked to their mother, she said that her husband had passed away and they didn’t have enough food. I assured her that her girls would get backpacks with healthy snacks every Friday, which are provided by the roadrunner food bank. 



For more information, please contact:
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico
5840 Office Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM   87109
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Online: www.rrfb.org
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