Thursday, June 30, 2011
How to Help ABQ Roadrunner Food Bank Respond to Fire with Santa Fe Food Depot
From Roadrunner Food Bank:
In response to the evacuation of Los Alamos, the Santa Fe Food Depot has begun preparing for food response to evacuees of the Las Conchas Fire. The Santa Fe Food Depot has asked Roadrunner Food Bank to help in its support of the efforts.
“To enable our community partners like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army meet the request of fire responders and those evacuated from their homes, we are launching special disaster relief drives now,” said Sherry Hooper, executive director of the Santa Fe Food Depot.
Hooper continued, “We have asked Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico to aid in our collection activities and help us collect food and funds in the Albuquerque area.”
Roadrunner Food Bank has already sent a load of water to the Santa Fe Food Depot. Roadrunner Food Bank will also be serving as a collection point for food and monetary donations. All donations earmarked for this effort will be given to the Santa Fe Food Depot. See below for details.
HERE'S HOW TO HELP:
1) Online Donation – please check the box labeled “Las Conchas Fire.”
2) Text to Donate $10 – Text RRFB FIRE to 20222. Visit www.hmgf.org/t for Mobile Foundation terms
3) Call 505.349.8909 to donate during operating hours.
Food donations will be accepted at Roadrunner Food Bank during our regular business hours Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 4 PM. Or, people can visit our established food off sites throughout Albuquerque. A list can be found on our website at:
Types of Food to Donate
- Bottled water
- Handheld snacks such as granola and breakfast bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit
- Protein items such as peanut butter and beef jerky
- Meal supplies such as dried beans, rice and pasta
- Personal care items such as deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo/conditioners, hand wipes
- Paper products such as toilet tissue, napkins, cups, plates, towels, plastic cutlery
- Please note that we are unable to take donations of clothing and/or furniture