Thursday, December 29, 2016

SHARE New Mexico Expanding Resource Site for Hunger, Nutrition Issues

SHARE New Mexico is in the process of expanding the resources available to anti-hunger and nutrition advocates in New Mexico. This page contains the current resources, but keep in mind that this is a work in progress. (So check frequently).
A group of community advocates, with the assistance of SHARE New Mexico staff member Wendy Wintermute, has volunteered to help ensure that the list is as complete, as up to date, and as user friendly as possible. Representatives from Bread New Mexico and the Interfaith Hunger Coalition are participating in the discussion.

"The initiative currently has a core group from various areas that encompass food and hunger in New Mexico. The group’s focus is to address hunger in New Mexico and promote a robust local food economy that provide security to all New Mexicans," said Sarah Haynes, coordinator of the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) program at the Bernalillo County Extension Service and a member of the planning team. The group met twice in 2016 and plans to hold additional meetings in 2017. If you are not part of the team and would like to join this effort, send an e-mail message to Wendy Wintermute  (

"In New Mexico, Map the Meal Gap reports that New Mexico is 7th for hunger and 2nd in the for childhood hunger in the United States," Haynes said in the SHARE Blog.  "As with national trends, there is promise in the local food movement in New Mexico to uplift the current economic status in a vigorous local food system along with a successful export sector and this initiative group hopes to explore these areas in depth."

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