ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The Roadrunner Food Bank is holding additional distributions for those in need before Thanksgiving. On Friday, November 19, the South Valley grocery bank was handing out boxes of groceries near Coors and Rio Bravo.
On Tuesday, November 23rd, they will meet Dr. 300 be. Each family gets about 50 pounds of food. The event starts at 8 a.m.
Those wishing to attend are asked to leave Gate 3 on the San Pedro Dr. and Copper Ave. Roadrunner Food Bank says it is ready to serve up to 1,000 families at this distribution.
Anyone who has never taken part in a meal is asked to register online. An early online registration helps to speed up the distribution for the people served. The organization is reminding the community that those who previously attended a Roadrunner Food Bank distribution are already pre-registered and do not need to re-register. In addition, pre-registration does not guarantee a place in the queue for distribution.
The event will function as a drive-thru and contactless distribution. Roadrunner states that those visiting the locations only leave their vehicles to open and close trunk or rear seat doors when food is being loaded into the vehicle by staff and volunteers. Anyone participating in the distribution must wear masks when opening a window to speak to staff, regardless of vaccination status.
“Thanksgiving is so soul satisfying to people, so we want to be out here and support people with food during this time,” said Katy Anderson of Roadrunner Food Bank.
Community members located outside of the greater Albuquerque area can use the Roadrunner Food Bank’s free online tool to find partner sales locations.