Target: Roadrunner Food Bank
Goal: Commend Roadrunner Food Bank for donating food to needy children in the summer
The Roadrunner Food Bank in New Mexico has teamed up with local schools to provide meals in the summer to needy children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Whereas areas without summer meal programs would leave these children hungry when school is out of session, Roadrunner Food Bank’s new partnership ensures that children receive proper nutrition year-round.
Roadrunner Food Bank says that they are mainly trying to provide food that the needy families cannot afford, such as fresh produce, which is more expensive than canned and processed foods. Volunteers will help deliver boxes of food—filled with 40 percent produce, 10 percent breads, and 50 percent meats and other food items—to the neediest families in the area.
New Mexico is the nation’s No.1 state for childhood hunger; around one-third of children in New Mexico do not get enough to eat. Certain districts in the state have reached a childhood hunger rate of up to 43 percent. In some schools, over 80 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
By signing this petition you will show your appreciation for the Roadrunner Food Bank for its efforts to feed and nourish needy children during the summer.
Dear Roadrunner Food Bank:
I am writing to show my appreciation towards your efforts in feeding needy children over the summer. These children are truly lucky to have your help. Whereas they would have gone hungry during the summer when school was out, they now continue to receive meals and nourishment year-round.
It is very important for children to get the nutrition they need in order to learn and grow. Needy children often receive far less to eat than their peers, making them less able to think and concentrate in school. As a result, they may suffer great disadvantages in school and later at work.
Again, I thank you for your kind work in providing food and nutrition to kids in needy families, and hope that similar organizations will do the same for needy children across the nation in the near future.
[Your Name Here]
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