Heinrich To Volunteer at Roadrunner Food Bank And Highlight New Resources To Fight Opioid Epidemic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), will be at in Albuquerque today, Wednesday, December 21, to volunteer at the Roadrunner Food Bank and highlight the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which provides critically needed new resources for New Mexico and other states struggling to treat and prevent the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic. 

This morning at 9 a.m., Senator Heinrich and members of his staff will volunteer at Roadrunner Food Bank to prepare food for holiday distribution. Roadrunner is the largest food bank in New Mexico and helps 70,000 hungry New Mexicans each week. Senator Heinrich will also receive a briefing on Roadrunner's new energy storage project with representatives from Affordable Solar and the Roadrunner staff. 

In the afternoon at 1:30 p.m., Senator Heinrich will receive training on opioid and heroin overdose prevention and host a roundtable. Senator Heinrich will announce critical funding opportunities that will be available to New Mexico and discuss the ongoing opioid crisis with first responders, law enforcement, and local elected officials. Senator Heinrich will be joined by U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico Damon P. Martinez.

***Press interested in attending should RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.gov or call (202) 228-1578***

Albuquerque - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WHAT:  Roadrunner Food Bank Volunteer and Solar Tour
WHEN:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE:  5840 Office Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

WHAT:  Opioid and Heroin Overdose Prevention Training and Roundtable
WHEN:  1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
WHERE:  Endorphin Power Company, 509 Cardenas Dr SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87108