The University of New Mexico Alumni Association will be collecting nonperishable food items Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 30, in support of the Roadrunner Food Bank’s partnership with the Lobo Food Pantry.

As part of the seventh annual Homecoming Community Service Project, the Lobo pack has been called to action to collect boxed and canned food that will help support the monthly Lobo Food Pantry, organized by the Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Affairs and LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center. Each month, the Lobo Food Pantry gives students-in-need the opportunity to receive free groceries through the program. The food is donated by the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.

In the first six months of launching the Lobo Food Pantry, it has served more than 800 students and families.

The UNM Alumni Association will collect items at several locations across UNM’s main campus including:

  • Anderson School of Management in the Advisement & Career Services Center
  • Hodgin Hall Alumni Center
  • Johnson Recreation Center

Those who donate an item at the UNM Alumni Association’s Faculty & Staff Alumni Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, will receive a 2016 commemorative UNM Homecoming pin. Full-time Alumni faculty and staff are invited to the annual Homecoming Appreciation Lunch. Space is limited to the first 300 guests. Alums, with a Lobo ID can pick up a ticket in advance at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico has been serving New Mexico’s hungry since 1980. Through its more than 35 years of serving the community, the Roadrunner Food Bank and its partners are leaders in creating solutions to end hunger in New Mexico. As the largest Food Bank in the state, the Roadrunner Food Bank distributes more than 30 million pounds every year and helps 70,000 hungry people in New Mexico weekly. 

For questions and more information, call 505-277-5808 or visit the Alumni Homecoming website