The Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico was founded in 1980 with humble beginnings but has grown to be the largest food bank in the state. They provide services to feed the hungry in New Mexico and have a multitude of programs aimed at eliminating hunger. One of these programs is the Childhood Hunger Initiative. This weekend, we’re donating 20% of all proceeds to this organization as our way to help end childhood hunger. SHOP NOW to help us help our children.
To learn more about the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico’s Childhood Hunger Initiative, read below or visit their website at: http://www.rrfb.org/
Childhood Hunger Initiative
Hunger can have immediate and lasting effects on children during the most crucial developmental stage in their lives. The Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI) at Roadrunner Food Bank is the evolution of our former Food For Kids (FFK) program. Through CHI, the Food Bank aims to feed hungry children by feeding the entire family unit. By working with schools to provide food to families in a variety of ways, the initiative will dramatically increase the amount of food and meals families and their children will receive to solve childhood hunger in New Mexico.
How the Childhood Hunger Initiative Helps Solve Childhood Hunger
The Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI) works to solve child and family hunger by providing each partner school the ability to receive food from Roadrunner Food Bank through a combination of hunger-relief programs:
School Pantries: Provides each school the opportunity to create a school-based or on site food pantry allowing families to receive help any time it is needed during the school year.
Mobile Pantries – Every month families at participating schools receive a monthly mobile or “traveling” food pantry held at the school’s location. Each family receives about 50 pounds of food including healthy food such as vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat and much more.
Backpacks – Supplements food for children and families in situations where a parent/guardian is unable to pick up food from the school. A small amount of food can be sent home in a backpack with the child to help the family through a short amount of time.