Saturday, April 14, 2007

Join us for Hunger Awareness Day at UNM

Thursday, April 19
University of New Mexico
Student Union Building Ballroom A
10:30 AM-4:00 PM

Join us for a day of awareness on poverty and hunger issues in New Mexico



New Mexico has the highest rate of food insecurity in the United States. We rank 5th in child poverty and 9th for elderly in poverty. These are our neighbors, our classmates, our grandparents, the person sitting next to you on the bus. Maybe it’s you.


Panel Discussion with local hunger and poverty experts
Lisa LaBrecque, Coalition to End Homelessness
Mary Oleske, Family Nutrition Bureau (State of New Mexico)
Janet Page Reeves, NM Association of Food Banks
Larry Waldman, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Mark Winne, Community Food Security Coalition

2:00 PM

N.M. State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino discusses the working families tax credit.

Throughout the day
Watch informative films and talk to representatives from student and community organizations, who will discuss different programs to alleviate hunger and poverty in New Mexico.

Come learn the facts, find out what's happening in your community and how you can help or get help....

Panza llena, corazon contento (Full belly, happy heart)

Sponsored by:
UNM Nutrition Club
NMPIRG Student Chapter
Bread for the World-New Mexico

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