This week, our Executive Director Kevin Mullins traveled to New Mexico to participate in the End New Mexico Hunger Summit. Kevin talked about Community Plates and how communities CAN make a difference in battling American food insecurity by becoming a food runner or food donor and rescuing fresh food that would otherwise been thrown away, and delivering it to families in need through our partner organizations.
It was great to be around so many people dissatisfied with the reality of hunger in New Mexico. There was a great response in our breakout session to the idea of ending food insecurity through direct transfer food rescue and a whole new group getting access to our technology to get started. This bodes well for the 113,000 people (40,000 of them children) in Bernalillo County who are in need. We’re on our way to getting the 100 new food runners in place we need by the end of this year.
Thank you to all the support we received while traveling in New Mexico, and to our food runners, food donors, and partner organizations in the Albuquerque area!