Fighting Hunger through OST

Data shows that one in every four children throughout New Mexico are food insecure — that's approximately 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. We do so by conducting outreach in order to educate eligible programs about federal nutrition programs such as the At-Risk Meals Program. NMOST feels this is a necessary investment to improve the health and education outcomes of New Mexico's most vulnerable citizens. 


Impact of Food Insecurity on Children and Youth

Feeding our Human Capital          Too Hungry to Learn


Childhood Hunger in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 2020 No Kid Hungry Report 



Rethinking Hunger

NMOST's Impact

— What is the At-Risk Meals Program?
  • The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas. In New Mexico, the At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program is administered by the Family Nutrition Bureau as a part of the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD).

— NMOST Monthly Meals Newsletter

— Join the Food Program

  • Find a sponsor here.
Funding and Grant Opportunities

— New Mexico Resources and Reading Material

— National Resources and Reading Material

— What Individuals, Programs, and Legislators Can Do

— NMOST Infographics (Click on images to download the PDF)


— 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)

NMOST discusses how afterschool programs feed youth! (click image for details)

At Risk After School Supper Program

Adelante Development Center

No Kid Hungry



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About NMOST Network

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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NMOST Network
1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104