Children’s Charities in New Mexico
Every day, many children in New Mexico face the possibility of going hungry. In addition to being worried about when they might eat again, hungry children are negatively impacted. Lack of enough food can impact a child’s behavior, school work and overall cognitive development. Making sure every child is well fed has become one of our goals at our New Mexico Food Bank.
Feeding Children in New Mexico
30% of children live in poverty in New Mexico, putting them at a higher risk for going hungry. In order to feed children in our state, there are several ways the Food Bank feeds children, including through our:
Food for Kids Backpack Program
The Food for Kids Backpack Program provides a backpack filled with food during the weekends when children are out of school and aren’t able to access school subsidized meals. Every week, 3,495 schoolchildren go home with these backpacks filled with easy-to-open, nutritious foods.
The program is designed for elementary school-aged children and younger who do not always have regular meals on the weekend. Help be a part of the solution to end hunger.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Food Bank also provides food to children through our Mobile Food Pantry. The Mobile Food Pantry brings 50 pounds of food through a traveling food pantry to both rural and urban communities. The food provides the entire family with food for about one week. Last year, 95,000 households, most of them with children, benefited from the Mobile Food Pantry.
Network of hundreds of Partner Agencies
Our network of Partner Agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens and other meal programs provides another source of food for children and their families too. Last year the Food Bank distributed more than 26 million pounds of food to our network of partner agencies and other programs. Many of these pounds turned into meals to feed nearly 40,000 people weekly.
Going home to no food can impact every aspect of a child’s life. Our charity collects donations to alleviate children’s hunger around the state. Through our programs, we provide important meals to children giving them a bette future with access to basic necessities such as food.
Make a Donation to our Charity to Provide Hunger Relief
Your monetary donation can provide backpacks filled with food, support for our Mobile Food Pantry, and meals distributed through our network of Partner Agencies to help the 90,000 children we feed every year and experience hunger in New Mexico. Your contribution keeps our hunger relief efforts going for the children of New Mexico. Contact us today to make a donation!
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