Check out this important article about what Food Banks in NM are facing and why support/funding from the state is critical. Full article here.
Key takeaway from this article:
“A proposal in the New Mexico Senate could provide greater support for how food banks use state funding to access food for all their services.
Senate Bill 65 is a request for a recurring $12 million appropriation to the Human Services Department for additional food purchases and delivery to food banks.
Wednesday, the bill was debated and passed by the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee.
The Legislative Finance Committee’s review of the bill offers a suggestion to amend the legislation so that the state agency receiving the money could “provide emergency food banks statewide with funding to purchase nonperishable food items.” ”
Bold investments are needed now to support hunger relief for our communities. Tell NM House Appropriations to support food and agriculture investments and fund $14.2 million for the Department of Finance and Administration in HB2.