– Residents of Coronado Villa Retirement Resort are hosting a food drive
benefiting the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico now through Monday, December
The food drive will help Coronado Villa residents
bring awareness to the issue of hunger and food insecurity in Albuquerque and
surrounding areas that affect children, adults, seniors, and veterans
alike. The sting of hunger is felt even
more harshly during the holiday season, a time when families are gathering
around full tables to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Coronado Villa
residents understand that there are those less fortunate and have rallied
together to make a difference this holiday season.
"We're excited to be out in the community gathering
support and donations this year for the Roadrunner Food Bank," said Ashley
Johnston, Manager at Coronado Villa. "The spirit of the holiday season
inspires many in our community to harness the energy of generosity into
something charitable and meaningful for others. We're incredibly thankful for
all those participating in this year's campaign as it provides necessary
resources to help our hungry neighbors, and gives hope for a holiday
According to RFB (Roadrunner Food Bank), the impact of
COVID-19 has left many in New Mexico facing hunger for the first time with 1 in
3 children at risk of hunger and 1 in 5 people overall.
Those who wish to support Coronado Villa's food drive may
donate any non-perishable food item, though the food bank is especially in need
of pop-top single-serve items, canned meats and vegetables, condiments, boxed
meals, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, beans, sauces, soups, canned fruit,
rice, pasta, and shelf-stable milk.
Donations are being accepted now through Monday, December 21
from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Coronado Villa Retirement Resort, located at
6900 San Vicente Ave. NE in Albuquerque. Monetary contributions are also
accepted via Coronado Villa's Online Fund Drive at https://rsrt.life/CV-FoodDrive. Every
$1 raised can allow five meals distributed.
To learn more about the Holiday Food Drive or for drop off
directions, please contact Joan McBrayer at Coronado Villa at (505) 217-1150.
About Roadrunner Food
Bank of New Mexico
As the largest Food Bank in the state, Roadrunner Food Bank provides more than
34 million pounds of food every year to a network of hundreds of partner
agencies and four regional food banks.
In turn, these partners provide food directly to the hungry in
communities all across the state.