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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Food, Farming & Football

For the second consecutive year, the New Mexico State football team’s season opener will coincide with Agriculture Day as the Aggies face the Cal-Poly University Mustangs, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Aggie Memorial Stadium.  The Ag Day tailgating festivities will take place in Parking Lot A, just north of the stadium, from 3-6 p.m.

Families Facing Hunger

Hunger has an impact on us all, whether we are personally experiencing hunger or not.  Hunger could be affecting your co-worker, your neighbor, your child’s best friend – anyone in our community could potentially be suffering from hunger in silence.  Working families with children make up a large number of the clients we serve who need help with food.  Without a doubt, hunger hits children the hardest.

Meet Hungry Kate With a Belly Ache

Kate is a smart child and she wants to do well in school, but she faces an obstacle that is preventing her from learning all that she can — Kate is hungry. Childhood hunger is an extremely serious problem in New Mexico. One in three children is growing up hungry. Our belief is if you feed a hungry family, you feed a hungry child.  Our new Childhood Hunger Initiative is bringing our school partners a combination of mobile pantries, school based pantries and backpacks filled with food to help families and children like Kate’s. Learn more about her by viewing her story below.  Won’t you help children just like Kate? We hope you will be inspired to help children and families like hers with the gift of food.  To give online, click here.      

Hungry for Knowledge, Rather Than Just Hungry

I’d like to think I was lucky to grow up in a home where we always had food. Our shelves might have been stocked with the cheapest options at the grocery store, but I was never worried there wouldn’t be anything to eat. That is not the reality for many children in our state. It was not the reality for many kids I went to school with, it was not the reality for many elementary-school children my mother taught for 30 years and it is not the reality for many of my husband’s students today.

Cold Water or Warm Hearts

A few weeks ago I opened my Facebook page to find a tag from one of my best friends.  She had tagged me in a video she posted, and naturally curious, I watched the video.  To my horror, she had “called me out” to participate in an ice bucket challenge.  What does this mean you ask?  It meant that I could either: dump a large amount of ice water on my head, record it, and post it OR I had to donate $100 to my friend’s charity of choice.

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