Updated: 09/18/2013 12:55 PM |
Created: 09/18/2013 12:51 PM
By: Kim Tobin, KOB Eyewitness News 4
In honor of Hunger Action Month, Walmart employees and their families took a day off work to help fight the battle.
At the Road Runner Food Bank in northwest Albuquerque, employees from Walmart and Sam's Club stores helped prep food and fill boxes for hours on Wednesday.
Food banks across America are asking people to get involved by volunteering and helping their community for Hunger Action Month.
Since New Mexico is ranked one of the hungriest and poorest states in the nation, volunteers told KOB Eyewitness News 4 they were happy to help out.
"Just giving back to the community is what Walmart is about. It's what I'm about," employee David Franklin said. "And it means so much because we never know what kind of situation we're going to be in in life, so to be able to give upfront is such a blessing."
To find out about volunteer opportunities at Road Runner Food Bank, visit www.rrfb.org/volunteer.