December 9, 2011

A Different December: Roadrunner Food Bank

The Garrity Group’s Different December outreach focuses today on the Roadrunner Food Bank.

Founded in 1980 Roadrunner Food Bank is the largest in New Mexico, distributing more than 26 million pounds of food every year to a network of hundreds of partner agencies and five regional food banks.

The agencies Roadrunner serves includes food pantries, shelters, group homes, soup kitchens, low-income senior housing sites, and regional food banks. In addition to distributing food through partner agencies, Roadrunner Food Bank runs several direct service programs to help end hunger in New Mexico.

Vince Murphy, The Garrity Group’s Director of Government Relations, selected Roadrunner as his Different December outreach. “I selected the Roadrunner Food Bank as my charity of choice because of the critical need they fill in our community. When we consider our needs as humans nothing is more basic than the need for nourishment. It saddens me to hear about the high number of children who are being raised not being assured where their next meal is coming from. In the US and here in Albuquerque we can do more to assist those trying to address basic human needs.”

Today, the Garrity team will be collecting peanut butter and other canned goods then packing boxes of food for delivery.

You can help Roadrunner Food Bank by being an advocate and writing a simple email or by volunteering at one of the many locations throughout New Mexico. To find more information on ways to help visit

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