Kudos to Janet Page-Reeves and Linda Perez for all the hard work they put into compiling this useful resource both in English and in Spanish.
Here are some excerpts from the report. I have included the table of contents, which gives you an idea of how comprehensive this report really is.
ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AND HUNGER IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Did you know…that more than 238,000 New Mexicans have trouble getting enough to eat?
Did you know…that more than 81,000 children in New Mexico go to bed hungry?
Did you know…that 51% of Americans will use food stamps at some point in their lives?
Today, more than ever, it’s hard for families to make ends meet. The cost of food and energy are going up dramatically. Many in our community have a hard time putting food on the table, and often the food people can afford is not very healthy. But we know that it is important for our kids to have a healthy diet. We know that children who don’t get enough to eat don’t do well in school and can develop health and behavioral problems.
St. Joseph Community Health and The New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care recognize the importance of helping struggling families find ways to provide good food for their families. We have put together this directory as a resource for the community. It provides information about the SNAP Program (Food Stamps), WIC benefits, TEFAP Commodity distribution sites, Share New Mexico bulk-buying sites, soup kitchens, food pantries, senior meal sites, community gardens, and summer food programs.
We hope that you will find this resource helpful and that it will assist you in providing a nutritious diet for your family.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
8 SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS (SBHCs) IN NEW MEXICO
8 School-Based Health Centers in Albuquerque
10 THE SNAP (Food Stamp) PROGRAM
10 ISD Offices in Albuquerque
10 To Report Problems
12 THE ―WIC‖ PROGRAM
12 WIC Offices in Bernalillo County
14 THE TEMPORARY EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)
14 TEFAP Distribution Sites in Albuquerque
18 MONTHLY ―SHARE NEW MEXICO‖ PROGRAM
18 Share Sites in Albuquerque
20 SOUP KITCHENS
20 Soup Kitchens in Albuquerque
22 FOOD PANTRIES
22 Food Pantries in Southwest Albuquerque
23 Food Pantries in Southeast Albuquerque
24 Food Pantries in Northwest Albuquerque
25 Food Pantries in Northeast Albuquerque
32 HOT MEALS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
32 Senior Meals at Satellite Senior Centers
33 Senior Meals at Other Sites
33 Home-Delivered Senior Meals
36 HOME GARDENING
38 FARMERS’ MARKETS
38 WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
39 Farmers’ Markets in Bernalillo County
42 FREE SUMMER LUNCH / BREAKFAST SITES
42 Intergenerational Summer Food Program Sites
43 Other Southeast Albuquerque Sites
44 Other Northeast Albuquerque Sites
44 Other Northwest Albuquerque Sites
45 Other Southwest Albuquerque Sites
52 FREE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM