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Hunger Relief: Childhood Hunger in New Mexico

Approximately 30% of children in New Mexico under the age of 18 are living in poverty and experiencing hunger. These children are at a higher risk of being undernourished due to the lack of food. Undernourishment in children can cause cognitive, behavioral and performance issues. Our New Mexico Food Bank understands that feeding our children is necessary to building a better New Mexico.

Feeding Children: Our Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI)

One way we provide food to children in need is through our Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI). Although free or low cost school meals are available to low-income children, some students return to school from the weekend hungry.  Many of our youngest neighbors do not have enough food to eat at home at night, or during the weekends. CHI is the evolution of our former Food For Kids (FFK) program. Through CHI, the Food Bank aims to feed hungry children by feeding the entire hungry family. By working with schools to provide food to families in a variety of ways, CHI will dramatically increase the amount of food and meals which families and their children will receive to solve childhood hunger in New Mexico.

How you can help

  • A $25 donation provides 125 children with a meal;
  • A $100 donation provides 500 meals to a hungry child and their family throughout the school year.

Whether you make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly gift through our Roadrunner Club, you can help us provide important food and meals to hungry children and their families throughout the year. Please make a donation today to help the children of New Mexico be able to concentrate on school instead of where their next meal will come from.

Looking for ways to help? We have provided a few tips to get involved right away.

  • Help Roadrunner Food Bank solve hunger by making a monthly donation – set up a monthly recurring gift.
  • Receive email from the Food Bank by opting in.
  • Learn about how to volunteer at the Food Bank –  click to register
  • Learn how you can serve in other ways by visiting our Take Action Page

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