There are many ways to help end hunger.
Working together, we can close the gap on hunger in New Mexico. Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Educate yourself and others about hunger. Tour your local food bank or pantry. Invite your local food bank representative to give a presentation about hunger at your organization, workplace, school or place of worship. Send a letter to the editor of your local paper.
Volunteer at your local food bank, soup kitchen or food pantry. Volunteer to help low income people fill out Food Stamp applications. Lend your professional expertise to your food bank or community agency. Help your elderly neighbors with transportation or food shopping. Volunteer to teach cooking, shopping or nutrition classes.
Donate money to your local food bank or hunger relief agency. Donate needed food items to a food bank, food pantry, or soup kitchen. Organize a food and funds drive at your place of employment, organization or place of worship. Plant an extra row in your garden, or harvest extra fruit from your trees, and donate the produce to a local food pantry.
Support your local farmers by shopping at the farmers market. Support community agencies. Organize a community garden so neighbors can grow their own food.
Advocate in matters of public policy. Call your elected representative and express your support for improved food assistance programs. Visit your elected representative to discuss food policies, hunger and nutrition issues.