Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico receives grant from COVID-19 relief fund

SANTA FE (KSMX)- Today, April 24, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials hosted a remote news conference this afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19 health and unemployment efforts in New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham began by restating the importance of the health orders that are in place and New Mexico is indeed “flattening the curve “. In the last conference, officials unveiled a plan to restart the economy which included preparation phases that will to eventually lead to businesses that are deemed non-essential to reopening with safeguards. However, as for official times lines, officials didn’t have enough data information to state the timeframe.

Lujan Grisham announced a state COVID-19 relief fund that started last month is awarding grants totaling $550,000 to address the surging demand for food assistance from unemployed New Mexicans.

The All Together NM Fund announced Friday that it has awarded $400,000 in grants to five food banks that serve communities across the state. Amounts were based on a formula used by the state to distribute food assistance.

The five food banks include:

  • Clovis, Food Bank of Eastern NM
  • Farmington
  • Gallup
  • Northern NM
  • Central and Southern NM

The New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations, which originated the All Together NM Fund, will also award $150,000 through a competitive grant process to support food distribution agencies across the state.

 

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