Road Runner Food Bank in desperate need of non-perishable items
November 16, 2018 06:42 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Road Runner Food Bank has a problem. Staff says their non-perishable food items are at an all-time low.
“We have access to produce right now but non-perishable food donations are critical to us right now,” said Sonya Warwick, spokeswoman for the Road Runner Food Bank.
She said the trend started in the spring.
“We really thought that this was a short, couple month trend but we've really kind of said, ‘No this is a more serious issue,’" Warwick said.
The empty shelves, where non-perishables should sit, have local food pantry's worried.
“There is a lot of pressure to feed a lot of mouths right around the holidays," said Ariel Herring, who works with the Rio Grande Food Project. “It’s extremely essential that our shelves are full during the coming weeks and holidays."
The Road Runner Food Bank hopes to get in a lot of donations Saturday when people in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho can leave non-perishable foods out for their postal worker to pick up.
“Any canned good item, anything in your pantry, leave it out for your mail carrier,” Warwick said.
She added that canned proteins, such as meats, peanut butter and shelf stable milk are extremely appreciated.
Updated: November 16, 2018 06:42 AM
Created: November 15, 2018 09:11 PM
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