Stamp Out Hunger drive brings in nearly 170,000 pounds of food
May 16, 2018 05:16 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho rallied together to help Stamp Out Hunger over the weekend.
Roadrunner Food Bank says nearly 170,000 pounds were donated during this year’s food drive.
“We are so grateful so many took action to help solve hunger this past Saturday. Thank you to the letter carriers and the United States Postal Service who hauled tens of thousands of additional pounds, volunteers for sorting food at post offices, and our wonderful community for responding,” said President and CEO Mag Strittmatter. “Your efforts combined truly make a difference.”
People wanting to get involved still can. Non-perishable donations can be taken to Roadrunner Food Bank or to any of the bank’s year-round donation locations. Fresh produce and any items that need to be refrigerated or frozen need to be brought directly to the Food Bank here.
Here in New Mexico, 25 communities participated in this year’s drive. In total, ten-thousand communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam participate in the drive annually.
Updated: May 16, 2018 05:16 PM
Created: May 16, 2018 12:07 PM
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