Fighting Hunger through OST

Data shows that one in every four children throughout New Mexico are food insecure — that's aproximately 130,000 children who are unsure where their next meal is coming from. 

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time (NMOST) Network is committed to expanding access to healthy meals after school to the 130,000 children who face food insecurity. NMOST feels this is a necessary investment to improve the health and education outcomes of New Mexico's most vulnerable citizens. 

2019 SUMMER MEAL SITES 

NMOST INFOGRAPHICS

WHAT INDIVIDUALS, PROGRAMS, AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN DO

WHAT LEGISLATORS CAN DO

AT-RISK AFTERSCHOOL MEALS IN NEW MEXICO

  • In New Mexico, the At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program is administered by the New Mexico Children Youth & Families Department (CYFD) – Site
  • Find a Summer Meal Site by New Mexico Summer Food Service Program
  • Check your program’s eligibility – PDF
    • As long as your program is in the attendance area of a school where AT LEAST 50% of students qualify for free/reduced price meals, your out-of-school time (OST) program qualifies for the At-Risk afterschool meals reimbursement program – New Mexico National School Lunch Program Free (NSLP), Reduced, and Paid Data for October School Year SY 17-18

NEW MEXICO RESOURCES

  • Roadrunner Food Bank – Site
  • Feed NM Kids – Site
  • Northern New Mexico Food Bank – Site
  • Double Up New Mexico - Site
    • Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of federal nutrition assistance spent at participating farmers’ markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and grocery stores, helping New Mexicans bring home more locally grown fruits and vegetables
  • New Mexico Food and Healthy Map Gallery - Site​​
    • The interactive maps of the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) allow exploration of data for action. This gallery includes over two dozen neighborhood maps covering childhood obesity and school nutrition, licensed food establishments and summer meal sites, chronic disease statistics and health resources, physical activity and transportation, and farmers markets and public pantries.
  • NMOST guest column on meals in out-of-school time as a means to address childhood hunger in New Mexico published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

Feeding America

No Kid Hungry

RESEARCH ON CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS, FOOD INSECURITY


Fighting Hunger through OST archive

Food in OST

Moving Arts Española provides free afterschool meals to meet a need and enhance their overall program (click image for details)


At Risk After School Supper Program


Adelante Development Center


No Kid Hungry

 


 
 

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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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