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Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NM: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico farmers markets are reporting success with a program that provides extra food to residents receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. With this week marking National Farmers Market Week across the na

PHOTO: Advocates say the state of New Mexico's effort to expand work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could end benefits for tens of thousands of people. Photo courtesy of the Southwest Organizing Project.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The state of New Mexico Human Services Department is proposing changes to the work rules of the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also called "SNAP" and formerly food stamps. Opponents say the action could end benefits for tens of thousands of people and

PHOTO: Private sector and government agencies are gathering in Albuquerque on Thursday to share ideas and resources on how to reduce hunger in the state. Photo courtesy of the Roadrunner Food Bank.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A conference addressing hunger in New Mexico is underway in Albuquerque, and according to one organization, as many as one in four children in the state don't have enough food to eat on a regular basis. Kathy Komoll, executive director with the New Mexico Association of Food Ban

PHOTO: A new report says New Mexico is again No. 1 in America for childhood hunger, affecting almost one in three kids in the state. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico is again leading the nation in childhood hunger, according to a new report. Sonya Warwick, communications officer for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, said the annual "Map the Meal Gap" report from Feeding America shows that in 2012, 29 percent of the state's c

PHOTO: The traditional Thanksgiving Day feast for some in New Mexico may include lettuces, tomatoes and other produce grown without any pesticides or chemicals. Photo credit: AFSC.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The traditional Thanksgiving Day feast for some in New Mexico may include varieties of lettuce, tomatoes and other produce fresh from the farm - and grown without any pesticides or chemicals. Don Bustos, director of the American Friends Service Committee of New Mexico, said his o

PHOTO: Helping feed New Mexico's hungriest residents this holiday season is the goal of Saturday's Letter Carriers Food Drive, which benefits the Road Runner Food Bank. Courtesy Road Runner Food Bank.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Helping feed New Mexico's hungriest residents this holiday season is the goal of the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday – benefiting the Roadrunner Food Bank. Sonya Warwick, the food bank’s communications officer, says letter carriers will collect b

PHOTO: Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says one of his priorities is to stop massive budget cuts to the 'SNAP' or Food Stamp program. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Stopping massive budget cuts to the SNAP program - often called food stamps - is a goal of Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Udall is among almost 40 senators calling on both houses of Congress to stop all proposed funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is usuall

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, child well-being in New Mexico has fallen to last place. Advocates are looking at what can be done to improve child security in the state.<br />GRAPHIC: Kids Are Counting on Us logo. Courtesy: NM Voices for Children.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When it comes to the well-being of children in New Mexico, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the Land of Enchantment dead last out of the 50 states. Child advocacy groups, including New Mexico Voices for Children, are focused on solutions to the problems that create that situat

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