Nutrition: New Mexico
Forty thousand New Mexicans seek emergency food assistance each week, with 30 percent of New Mexico children suffering from hunger.* To help reduce hunger and food insecurities, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is partnering with four food banks to provide nutritious food to families in the four quadrants of New Mexico.
*Source: Roadrunner Food Bank of NM and NM Appleseed
Our New Mexico partners include:
Food Depot (northern New Mexico)
The Food Depot serves nine counties in northern New Mexico and distributes 300,000 pounds of food each year to homeless shelters, senior centers, and domestic violence centers, serving almost 6,000 individuals ranging from infants to seniors.
The Community Pantry (western New Mexico)
The Community Pantry has distributed 2.6 million pounds of food and produce from their own gardens to more than 6,000 registered families.
Casa de Los Peregrinos (southern New Mexico)
Casa de Los Peregrinos seeks to reduce immediate food insecurities in the poorest locations in New Mexico by utilizing the Mobile Food Pantry in those areas. More than 40 percent of the individuals served are children.
Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, Inc. (eastern New Mexico)
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico services seven counties and serves one million meals annually. They provide food backpacks each month to children who lack adequate meals on the weekend when away from school, and their Mobile Food Pantry delivers food to more than 2,000 households in their five-county, 12,000 square-mile service area.