ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state’s Children, Youth and Families Department is partnering with McDonald’s to make the toughest moments in a child’s life a little happier.

CYFD they will be giving Happy Meals to children as they come into state custody.

CYFD says far too often, a child comes into custody hungry and often times a Happy Meal is the kids’ first request.

The program runs through the end of the year.