Together we can
end childhood hunger
in New Mexico.

One snack pack at a time

Together we can do it.
The number of children needing snack packs each weekend is finite
and with your help we can ensure each child has food to eat.

A snack pack is a one-gallon zip-closed bag with non-perishable, easy open, single serve food items.

 

Snack packs are put together by volunteers containing specific food items for children suffering from hunger. Snack packs are then delivered to APS schools and distributed by teachers, principals, nurses and counselors each Friday for children to take home and eat over the weekend.

 

Prior to receiving Snack Packs, some third graders were losing as much as 2 pounds over the weekend. Other children resorted to stealing food items from classmates to try and create a lunch for themselves. Though we have made great progress, the need for snack packs still far outweighs current supply.

Snack Pack Sample

How you can help

Snack Packs

Each snack pack is stuffed full of single-serve, nonperishable food items to feed hungry kids on the weekend.

New Mexico Ranks #1 in Childhood Hunger

New Mexico Ranks 1st in childhood hunger (25% of children in NM live in food insecure homes), 48th in childhood well being, 48th in childhood health and 50th in education.

Albuquerque Public Schools

3,750 APS children and youth qualify as homeless under the McKinney – Vento Homeless Assistance Act – homeless child or youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

Did you know?

Your help matters, together we can end childhood hunger in New Mexico. When a hungry child receives food assistance regularly the following improvements are experienced.

attendance

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behavior

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grades

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Think New Mexico

In national rankings, New Mexico has some startling statistics regarding childhood poverty. Why don’t we hear more about childhood homelessness and hunger in our community? Because the smallest victims are the least able to provide for themselves, advocate for themselves or work toward a different way of life.

New Mexico ranks:

Child Welfare

49th in child welfare
(2013 Kids Count Data Book)

Child Homelessness

44th in Child homelessness
(America’s Youngest Outcasts, 2013)

Child Hunger

1st in the nation for child hunger
(Feeding America, 2013)

Child Poverty

1st in the nation for children under 5 living in poverty
(ABQ Journal September 2017)

84000

STUDENTS IN TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS

7100

STUDENTS IN APS CHARTER SCHOOLS

3750

APS CHILDREN QUALIFIED AS HOMELESS

How You Can Help

New Mexico did not get here overnight, and we will not eradicate childhood hunger overnight, but if every person does SOMETHING, Feed NM Kids will make a difference.
One granola bar is the difference between something to eat and nothing to eat, but it’s not enough food to take away hunger for a weekend.

Through donations of nutritious snackable food items that a child may open and eat on the spot, we aim to get weekend food to any child in NM who has need whether or not they have a home, a responsible adult in their lives, or are simply in a season where the family has fallen on hard times.

Together, as a statewide community, we can feed our smallest and most vulnerable members of society.

Donate Food

Bring your food donations to any of our drop off locations.

Invite Others

Talk to your family and friends and encourage them to purchase a snackable, nutritious food item each time they grocery shop. If they cannot drop off the food item one of our drop off locations offer to bring it for them!

Host a Packing Party

Snack packs are put together by volunteers containing specific food items. You and your group can acquire all the necessary items and have a packing party.

Watch our video on packing snack packs.

Donate Money

There are three ways you can financially support hungry children in New Mexico; purchase snack packs, buy Thanksgiving meals, or double your giving by becoming a recurring donor.

Church Partner

Church Partner

Become a partner with Feed New Mexico Kids as a Church. Download our Church partner packet for details.

Drop Off Locations

Calvary Church
Calvary Church

Calvary Church has two drop off locations.

Albuquerque Police Substations
Police Substations

The Police Substations are located all around the city.

Location :: 98.5 FM
Big 98.5 FM

Big 98.5 is located at 8009 Marble Ave. NE, ABQ, NM 87110

Legacy Church Albuquerque
Legacy Church

Legacy Church has three drop off locations.

Register Your Organization

If you would like to know how you, your family, your business, or your organization can be involved, please fill out the information request to the right.

 

We are a non-profit organization, we exist to provide nutritious snacks for children in need. We are only able to do this through the generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses that partner with us in the fight to end childhood hunger in New Mexico.

 

Some of the ways we partner:

  • Donate Food from our Food List
  • Hold a Food Drive at your church, organization, or company
  • Become a financial partner
  • Volunteer

 

For more information call:

 

Matt Moffett
Community Liaison
505-338-3665
matt.moffett@feednmkids.com





    About Feed NM Kids

    Feed NM Kids is a ministry of New Mexico Prays. New Mexico Prays is a movement of churches covering New Mexico in 24/7 prayer and is a part of the America Prays network, a cross-denominational, multi-ethnic, Jesus-centered prayer movement.

    New Mexico is in desperate need of revival and transformation. Our only hope is prayer. Will you join us in prayer? Will you stand in the gap for our state? Visit newmexicoprays.org to learn more.

    Outstanding Support Award

    Feed NM Kids was the recipient of an Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Outstanding Support award in 2018 for helping to purchase, prepare, package and deliver Thanksgiving meals to APS families.

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