Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico has been serving New Mexico’s hungry since 1980 thanks to a vision by founder Reverend Titus Scholl. Reverend Scholl started the organization by distributing food to the hungry out of the trunk of a car.
From those humble beginnings much has changed in Roadrunner’s 35+ year history. The Food Bank has had three different homes (a building on Edith Blvd., an old potato chip factory on Baylor, and currently a renovated food distribution facility on Office Blvd.).
But the one thing that hasn’t changed in our 35 year history is our service to the hungry people in our community. Thirty-five years later we and our partners are leaders in creating solutions to end hunger in New Mexico. As the largest Food Bank in the state, we distribute more than 30 million pounds every year to a network of hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks. In turn, these agencies provide food directly to the hungry in our communities across the state. Agencies we serve include food pantries, shelters, group homes, soup kitchens, low-income senior housing sites, and regional food banks.
Through that network, we are helping 70,000 hungry people in our state weekly. That figure is equivalent to feeding a city the size of Santa Fe every single week.
In addition to being a part of a statewide network of hunger-relief organizations, we are also a member of Feeding America. Being part of a national network of 200 food banks brings best practices, funding and secures food donations from national food companies bringing food sources to us right here in New Mexico.