New Mexico Ranked First in the Country for Childhood Hunger

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Food insecurity has the potential to be harmful at any age, but it can be especially devastating to children.

It is estimated that 13 million children in the United States live in food-insecure households.

Here in New Mexico, 25 percent of children are believed to be insecure in knowing where their next meal might come from.

In New Mexico, 1 in 4 children are at risk of hunger according to Feeding America’s latest Map the Meal Gap report.

When you compare New Mexico to other states, the state is ranked first among all states for childhood hunger.

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