Saturday, June 04, 2011

Mapping Summer Food Sites for Kids and Teens

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, New Mexico Public Education Department School Nutrition Bureau, New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger, New Mexico No Kid Hungry Campaign, and Share Our Strength have developed a really cool Web site that allows residents of New Mexico to easily find locations that provide summer meals for children and teens.

To find a feeding site, simply click on this link.  You will be prompted to enter your zip code, town, and/or county to gain access to see a map and list of summer food sites near you.   Information will appear below the map with additional details.   

Intergenerational Summer Food Program 
There are other programs to help provide food.  This is the fifth summer of the Intergenerational Summer Food Program (ISFP)! The New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger began the program five years ago with a pilot of three sites that fed 600 children. The 2011 ISFP will provide weekend food bags, grants for community gardens, volunteers and outreach to 8,200 children at 70 sites this summer. 

Last week and over the next two weeks food is being delivered to the sites all over our state.  This food will be packed into over 56,000 weekend food bags for children (and their families).  The weekend bags are added into the free breakfast and lunch provided to children ages 0-18 by USDA through CYFD and PED. Special thank to the funders who continue to support ISFP. They are: PNM Resources Foundation, The Anderson Foundation, ConAgra Foods, CitiCards, Domanica Foundation, Daniels Fund, Sandia National Labs, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Share Our Strength and Wells Fargo.

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