GAAR is pleased to recognize Affiliate Steve Cecco as a Good Neighbor recipient in 2019 for his work with Feed NM Kids. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® or Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly – a lot of time to their charity.
The Good Neighbor program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that REALTORS® have on our community.
One Snack Pack at a Time
Feed NM Kids is a non-profit local charity on a mission to eradicate childhood hunger in New Mexico. One granola bar is the difference between something to eat and nothing to eat, but it’s not enough food to take away hunger for a weekend.
Through donations of nutritious snackable food items that a child may open and eat on the spot, Feed NM Kids provides weekend food to any child in New Mexico who has need whether or not they have a home, a responsible adult in their lives, or are simply in a season where the family has fallen on hard times.
The Snack Pack
A snack pack is a one-gallon zip-close bag with non-perishable, easy-open, single-serve food items. These food items are donated and dropped off at one of our drop off locations. Snack packs are then put together by volunteers and delivered to APS schools. Teachers, principals, nurses, and counselors then distribute snack packs on Friday for children to take home and eat over the weekend.
Ways to Help
- Hold a Snack Pack Drive at Your Office
Content List for each Snack Pack:
- 1 Gallon size zip lock bag
- 1 spoon
- 1 napkin
- 1 can beef ravioli (with a flip-top lid)
- 1 individual size cup mac and cheese
- 1 pudding cup
- 1 fruit squeeze
- 1 package top ramen
- 1 cereal bar
- 1 protein bar
- 1 package peanut butter or cheese cracker
- 1 oatmeal packet
- 2 fruit snacks packages
- 1 package of nuts
- 1 package of trail mix
- Make an Online Donation for Snack Packs
- Make an Online Donation for the Thanksgiving Drive
- Volunteer Your Office
For more information, visit FeedNMKids.com
Do you know a Good Neighbor? Nominations are now open until October 31st, 2020.
In 2015, we introduced the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Awards – a program that NAR encourages local Associations to develop in coordination with the REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards.
GAAR Good Neighbor Awards are open to all GAAR members, both REALTOR® and Affiliate, who dedicate themselves to volunteer service. Four REALTOR® recipients and one Affiliate recipient are awarded.
Recipients will also receive a $1,000 grant for their charity and will be featured in GAAR's consumer outreach campaign.