Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico

Mailing Address: 5840 Office Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
County of Location: Bernalillo, Dona Ana
Phone: (505) 247-2052
NTEE Code: E- Health Care, K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, M- Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

Feed every hungry person today. Seed partnerships that build self-sufficiency for tomorrow. Lead to achieve our vision of permanently ending hunger in New Mexico

Primary Programs:

Roadrunner® Food Bank, a Feeding America member, is the largest non-profit dedicated to solving hunger in New Mexico and operates locations in Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 30 million pounds of food through its own programs, a statewide network of partner agencies, and regional food banks helping nearly 70,000 children, seniors and adults weekly. Roadrunner Food Bank kept 26.9 million pounds of food out of landfills last year through its Food Rescue Program. For more information on solving hunger in New Mexico, visit

Other Programs:

Childhood Hunger Initiative. In our view child hunger is family hunger. 70+ partner schools across the state provide a combination of hunger-relief programs at the school for the benefit of low-income families and their children. Each school receives a monthly traveling/mobile food pantry. Backpacks filled with food round out the program in situations where families are unable to pick up food at the school or in crisis situations.

Senior Hunger Initiative. Seniors live on very tight, fixed incomes. This program provides a combination of hunger-relief programs to ~20 senior sites and low-income senior housing centers. Seniors have the ability receive food through our traveling/mobile food pantry monthly at the site.

Fresh Produce Initiative - Access to fresh food is important for vulnerable populations like families, children and seniors. Hungry families often do not have the ability to access or afford fresh produce on their limited or non-existent food budgets.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $5,000,000 or more
Personnel: 60 to 99 FTE
Executive Director:

Melody Wattenbarger

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions, Accepts inquiries about service learning, Accepts inquiries about internships
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Types of Services Offered: Advocacy, Direct Services, Community Organizing


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