Martineztown Mobile Food Pantry

Martineztown Mobile Food Pantry We partner monthly with the Roadrunner Food Bank to bring a mobile food pantry to our neighbors in Martineztown and the greater Albuquerque Area.
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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

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Brown and Griego Martineztown Mobile Food Pantry

Brown and Griego Martineztown Mobile Food Pantry

For 10 years, Brad Brown and Michael Griego have been partners of Roadrunner Food Bank and providing food to people in poverty right in Martineztown. This mo...

12/27/2017

MARTINEZTOWN MOBILE FOOD PANTRY DECEMBER 2017

Our Monthly Mobile Food Pantry, a partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank, this year provided food to 1823 people in 702 households. Since we started in 2009 it is 30,666 people with about 1/3 children, 1/3rd 18-60, and 1/3 seniors.

Our Senior Summer Organic Produce Program, a partnership with La Cosecha and Agricultura Network consisting of more than 23 organic farms in the South Valley, was a great success. Martineztown is considered by the US Department of Agriculture to be a food desert. Seniors have limited access to fresh produce and it is more than 2 miles to the nearest grocery store. Many do not drive and are restricted to what can be carried on the bus. This year, our second, was distributed in Second Presbyterian’s parking lot – a much happier location. This year full shares were given to all. Two new households joined. The exit interview with the Kellogg Foundation, a proud sponsor, may help us increase households next year and open it to those families who can pay. Improved health is still the number one result.

Our Childhood Hunger Initiative, a partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank and sponsored by Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic School, Albuquerque is in its fourth year. The students “Go Orange” and raise $5500 per year to sponsor a monthly mobile food pantry at an elementary school – they do not know which one. 140 applications were sent out and only 40 could be funded – we became the 41st. 70% or more of the students live below the poverty level. The pantry replaces the backpack program with better nutrition and includes all family members. Every semester the school is required to send a narrative. This came Tuesday:
###XX Middle School is a Title 1 School, which means 100% of our student population receives free breakfast and lunch. This is due to the significantly high poverty levels in the ###XX community, as well as students living in neighboring communities who also attend ###XX Middle School. ###XX Middle School began providing The Roadrunner Mobile Food Pantry to our students and their families, in September of 2017. This is how we came to know Jane. Jane is a parent of two students who attend our school. She has been receiving food from the mobile food pantry since September. Jane has five children, ages 14, 13, 8, 4, and 3, and she is also caring for her three nieces who are ages 15, 13, and 9. Also, in her care, are her disabled mother-in-law and disabled brother. Jane works part-time at Wal-Mart and she is finishing up her Associates Degree. She has been managing all of this responsibility on her own, as her husband is currently incarcerated. Thanks to the assistance from the food pantry, Jane is able to provide meals for her family. In the past, this has not always been the case. Jane expressed great relief knowing that the food pantry will be an on-going resource for her and her family.”

We support Three Sisters Kitchen and Anzia Bennet in anticipation of a March opening. Education, Community, Economic Development, Pop Ups, Kid’s Cook, and much more.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ANOTHER INTERESTING AND WONDERFUL YEAR.

BRAD and MICHAEL,
Martineztown Mobile Food Pantry, Feeding Neighbors

11/09/2017

Today the mobile pantry helped 55 households
46 Seniors, 46 Children, and 52 Adults
For a total of 154 people

Numbers may seem low but we still see need. When we started there were less than 10 mobile pantries and now there are more than 100 in the state.

Thank you Matt Ruybal from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office for you support this year.

Thank you Mar G and your 40 student volunteers and the parents who drive them.

And thank all of our supporters who have helped feed more than 30,000 people at the MFP, helped us with 2 summer produce programs, and sponsor a middle school
pantry. And of course thanks to an an amazing group at Roadrunner Food Bank, LaCosecha, and Three Sister’s Kitchen who make it all possible.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Brad & Michael

Address

808 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87102

General information

On the second Wednesday of each month we partner with Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico to bring a mobile food pantry to the Martineztown neighborhood. The distribution starts at 1:00pm and lasts until about 2:15 pm. Each househould receives approximately 50 pounds of perishable and nonperishable food. Of that 50 pounds half(25 Lbs.) is fresh produce.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(505) 242-4333

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