Food Security

Food is Hope at Casa de Peregrinos

28 Views   Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Casa de Peregrinos Executive Director, Lorenzo Alba Jr., about recent cuts to the U.S. Government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its effects on the community and

New Mexico families hit hard by inflation

229 Views   “The hardest part to me is uncertainty. I can never be sure when I go to the store what I’m going to pay,” New Mexico resident Harry Whiting said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The impact of inflation has affected many New Mexicans. A recent poll from Albuquerque Journal shows inflation

New Mexico to pay feds more than $19M over SNAP mishandling

276 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will reportedly pay the federal government more than $19 million to settle a claim by the Department of Agriculture that the state mishandled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and overpaid some needy families in 2014 and 2016.

Temporary food benefits will soon be available for wildfire victims

366 Views   “They may not be 100% whole, but we are able to participate and support in one factor,” Karmela Martinez, director of the Income Support Division, said. SANTA FE , N.M. — Temporary food assistance will soon be available for families impacted by the New Mexico wildfires. On Monday, the

New Study Finds Food Insecurity Improving In New Mexico

222 Views   A new study says nearly 300,000 New Mexico residents, including almost 20-percent of children, face food insecurity on a regular basis. The new report by Hunger Free America found that from 2018 to 2020 an average of 291,489 New Mexico residents lived in food insecure homes. That means they were