A coalition of organizations from across New Mexico have endorsed House Bill 207, The Food, Hunger, and Farm Bill. HB 207 creates the Food, Hunger, and Farm Council, bringing together local governments, tribes, state agencies, non-profit organizations, the agricultural sector, healthcare providers, the emergency food sector, and individuals to develop a plan to identify and assess the effects of hunger, malnutrition, and food and water insecurity in the state. The coalition and members will be having a Facebook Live Media event on 2/12 from 12-1 pm to help spread the word about this brave, bold and collaborative legislation. Watch it live on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/nmfirst. Representatives Stansbury and Ferrary, along with farmers, people of faith, and someone who has navigated food insecurity before and during the pandemic, will be available to discuss the importance of HB 207.
SANTA FE – Thousands of New Mexico college students might be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, commonly known as food stamps, announced