Posted: July 11, 2014
New Mexico ranks number one in the nation in child hunger and number two in the nation in hungry Seniors.
40,000 New Mexicans seek food assistance each week of which 40% are younger than 18 and 13% are Senior citizens.
Of those seeking assistance:
- 54% had choose between paying for food or paying utilities
- 38% had choose between paying for food or paying the rent and/or mortgage
- 45% had to choose between paying for food or paying for medicine or medical care
- 42% had to choose between paying for food or paying transportation
Many of those seeking assistance are working.
The linked article tells about a two day meeting between civic groups to talk about hunger in New Mexico. Meanwhile, the Federal government is letting children from Central America pour over the border and are asking for almost four billion to deal with them.
Somehow, don’t New Mexicans need some of that help first and haven’t they been in line a bit longer?
As documented on DoesTomUdallRepresentYou.com, Tom Udall has voted for and supports policies that raise the cost of utilities, raises the costs of renting or owning a home, raises the costs of medicine and medical care, raises the cost of gas and transportation.
Perhaps sending Tom Udall back home to Washington D.C., his real home, will do more for hunger in New Mexico than anything else?
Full article here >>>.