New Mexico Families to Receive $2.7 Million in Food Assistance: See Who Qualifies!

New Mexico families struggling to put food on the table will receive some much-needed relief in the form of $2.7 million in food assistance. KOAT Action News reported that this additional support will be distributed to families with children aged zero to five through the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer system in August and September 2022.

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New Mexico Families to Receive $2.7 Million in Food Assistance. (PHOTO: KOB 4)

New Mexico Families to Receive $2.7 Million in Food Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on families across the United States, with many struggling to afford necessities such as food. This has been especially true in New Mexico families with young children, who are more likely to experience food insecurity. The P-EBT benefits will help to alleviate some of the financial strain that these families are facing.

To qualify for these benefits, families must have enrolled their children between August 2022 and May 2023 and be enrolled in SNAP benefits. Over 65,000 families are expected to qualify for this additional assistance.

The New Mexico Human Services Department and the Early Childhood Education and Care Department will work together to distribute the benefits. The benefits will be distributed every month for the qualifying months.

According to Kari Armijo, acting secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department, these additional benefits will provide families with much-needed economic security. This support will help to ensure that children in New Mexico grow up happy and healthy.

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As the COVID-19 federal public health emergency comes to an end in May, families must continue to receive support. This additional food assistance will help families in New Mexico get through these difficult times and provide some relief as they work to get back on their feet.

In conclusion, the $2.7 million in food assistance will be a lifeline for New Mexico families struggling to put food on the table. This support will help ensure that children in the state have access to the nutritious food they need to grow up healthy.

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