Every week, families in New Mexico have to choose between necessities, such as groceries and utility bills, having only the means to pay for one. Unfortunately, this means that the most vulnerable – children and the elderly – are also hit the hardest. You can find the results of the study here.
Another study, conducted by the New Mexico Association of Food Banks and Feeding America, found that around 40,000 New Mexicans seek food assistance every week, and that 40% of household members who are served by food banks are under 18 years of age.
For a full chart and information on the extent of hunger in New Mexico, as well as steps that you can take to help out, please go here. (downloadable pdf)