"With almost 4,000 homeless children in the Albuquerque Public Schools, we know that housing instability is a major challenge for our students," said Scott. "Hunger and food insecurity is another factor impacting learning. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to the Hunger Coalition on this important topic!"
The APS Title I Homeless Project, works under the McKinney-Vento Act to offer services and support to homeless students and families attending APS schools.
"Our mission is to reduce any obstacles or barriers that impede the educational process for homeless children and youth. This includes helping with school enrollment, transportation, access to basic resources (clothing, school supplies, toiletries, etc.), advocacy services, and educational programs," said Scott. "Throughout the history of our program, food has been a core component. New Mexico ranks 1st in child hunger (Feeding America, 2014) with a rate of 29.2% compared to 18.6% nationally. As we all know, children cannot learn if they are hungry."
|Members of Central United Methodist Church and La Mesa Presbyterian Church|
|St. Martin's Hospitality Center was als represented in the audience|