Ronald McDonald fills pantries for sick kids

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a special day Monday for the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau went shopping at Smith’s to fill up the pantries with fresh food.

The charity was created to help create a home-away-from-home for families of seriously-ill children who are getting treatment in the area.

“When families have a long day at the hospital, they come back here and are able to have fresh food and a lot of different food options that are available, thanks to the Farm and Livestock Bureau,” said Kristin Rortvedt of Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico.

This so-called “Food Check-Out Day” fills the pantries for several months.

The Farm and Livestock Bureau donated $1,000 in groceries and Smith’s donated a $500 gift card. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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