The Food Depot Magazine 2013

Hunger is closer than you think. You may not see it — or recognize the signs — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a major issue in Northern New Mexico. Last year, The Food Depot — Northern New Mexico’s food bank — provided nearly five million meals to hungry norteños, with 47 percent of that going to residents of Santa Fe County. Building Hope points out the problems and celebrates the progress The Food Depot is making to help eliminate hunger in its region. Some stories address the scope of the problem and the need for food assistance by the young, the old, the ill and working families that do not earn enough to pay their bills and fill their cupboards. Others explain how food banking works and how The Food Depot’s new building allows the organization to expand its services. There’s a description of the food bank’s major programs — like Food 4 Kids, the mobile food pantry and the infant supply initiative — and a list of the many ways readers can support The Food Depot’s mission. A resource guide to federal, state and county programs, and a list of Northern New Mexico food pantries providing help to the hungry completes the book.

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