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Gifts to Roadrunner Food Bank Count Twice in December Thanks to PNM

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by Stephan Helgesen in Social/Cultural

In the month of December, Roadrunner Food Bank has a unique opportunity thanks to PNM.  In the spirit of giving, PNM will match contributions made to Roadrunner Food Bank up to $31,000.  This special matching gift has twice the impact and makes twice the difference for the hungry people served by Roadrunner Food Bank.

This is a critical time.  High unemployment rates and increasing poverty levels in New Mexico mean more people are seeking help with food.  Gifts to support the work of Roadrunner Food Bank are more important than ever.

Melody Wattenbarger, president and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank said, “With the dramatic increase of people that need our help with food, funds are critical in our work.  More funds means more food and sustenance for vulnerable people in our community.  This matching gift will hopefully encourage giving allowing us to distribute more food out into the community.  We are so grateful to PNM for this generous contribution.”

Diana Harrison Ogawa, executive director, PNM Resources Foundation said, “PNM is pleased to be a part of helping vulnerable people have access to food.  This gift and support will help Roadrunner Food Bank obtain important meals for hungry New Mexicans.  Our purpose and intent of this gift was to inspire others in our community to contribute.”

Until the end of December, PNM will match every new donation made to Roadrunner Food Bank. Contact www.rrfb.org/pnm or call 505/349-8682 to participate in the matching gift.

Roadrunner Food Bank is New Mexico’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in New Mexico and operates warehouses in Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Last year, Roadrunner Food Bank distributed 26.3 million pounds of food through its own programs, a statewide network of nearly 600 partner agencies, and four smaller regional food banks.  In New Mexico, Roadrunner Food Bank is the only member of Feeding America.  Roadrunner Food Bank and our affiliated agencies serve nearly 40,000 children and adults every single week.  New Mexico continues to be ranked as one of the hungriest states in the nation.

This information was submitted by Sonya Warwick of the Roadrunner Food Bank. She can be reached at: 505/349-8682.

 

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