Hunger campaign generates enough donations to feed 200 households

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two hundred households will receive fresh and nutritious produce all because of the generous Albuquerque community.

Through Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign residents have generated over $150,000 for Roadrunner Food Bank to help fight hunger in New Mexico.

Locally, more than 350,000 people are at risk of hunger. The state ranks second for childhood hunger and seventh for overall hunger among all the states in the country.

Chief Development Officer at Roadrunner Food Bank, Wally Verdooren, and Walmart Store Manager, Jason Sachs, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to talk about the campaign. Watch above.

Friday, June 8th Roadrunner Food Bank and the Los Lunas Walmart Distribution Center will be providing thousands of pounds of assorted fruits and vegetables to hungry families in Los Lunas. The program is a produce only mobile food pantry distribution held once a month during the summer. Each household will receive between 30 and 60 pounds of fresh produce.

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