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Eradicating Childhood Hunger

New Mexico is number one in the nation for the percent of children living in homes with insufficient food supply. Together we can end childhood hunger in New Mexico.


NEW MEXICO RANKS #1 IN CHILDHOOD HUNGER

  • New Mexico Ranks 1st in childhood hunger (25% of children in NM live in food insecure homes), 48th in childhood well being, 48th in childhood health and 50th in education.

  • 3,750 APS children and youth qualify as homeless under the McKinney – Vento Homeless Assistance Act – homeless child or youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

  • A hungry child is twice as likely to repeat a grade, three times as likely to get suspended and five times as likely to commit suicide.

How YOU can help!

New Mexico did not get here overnight, and we will not eradicate childhood hunger overnight, but if every person does SOMETHING, Feed NM Kids will make a difference.
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, we aim to get weekend food to any child in NM 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.

Together, as a statewide community, we can feed our smallest and most vulnerable members of society.

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Nonperishable Snack Food List

(All food items should be single serve and easy to open!)

  • Beef ravioli (with pull-top lids)

  • Beef or turkey jerky

  • Flavored tuna pouches

  • Beanie Weenies

  • Mac & Cheese (single serve)

  • Pudding Cups

  • Applesauce or fruit squeeze

  • Cheese or peanut butter crackers

  • Protein or cereal bars

  • Ramen noodles

  • Cup of soup

  • Packaged nuts

  • Trail mix

  • Raisins or fruit snacks

  • Peanut butter (small jar)

  • Canned vegetables or fruit (with pull-top lids)

  • Oatmeal packets