Conference Topic – Roadrunner Food Bank: Lessons in Sustainability

Brian will speak on Roadrunner Food Bank’s Green Initiatives that are making them a greener organization, but also a more cost-efficient organization.

One of the green programs is Food Rescue, which they have been doing for more than 35 years. In addition, their more recent green programs are allowing them to take the savings generated and put them back into their core mission of feeding New Mexico’s hungry. The savings these programs create help them bring more food into communities across the state. In fact, this past year they hit another milestone in the number of pounds and meals distrusted to communities in every single county in our state. In their current fiscal year, they are on track to distribute even more food. The increase of food leaving our warehouse is important. They continue to see long food lines and enormous meal gap for hungry neighbors- 63 million meal in fact.

Roadrunner Food Bank’s Green Initiatives have become central in their everyday operations – every dollar saved translates into real meals for people struggling to get by, struggling to survive.


Brian Brown is the Development Officer at the Roadrunner Food Bank.

After 10 years in the hotel management world, Brian found a career in the non-profit sector. In 2001, New Mexico AIDS Services held its annual gala at the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Because of its success, New Mexico AIDS Services offered Brian a development position. For 12 years, Brian worked as an Event Coordinator and Donor Relations Associate. One of Brian’s favorite duties was running a food pantry for people living with HIV/AIDS. While ordering food for the pantry in early 2015, Brian came across the job posting for Roadrunner Food Bank’s Director of Development. He applied and has been with Roadrunner Food Bank for over 2 years.