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N.M.

To Get $200K To Feed Children

Monday, February 28, 2011

State and national groups announced Friday the No Kid Hungry Campaign intended to alleviate
hunger in New Mexico by getting more children enrolled in school breakfast and summer meal
programs.
Share Our Strength, a Washington, D.C., based nonprofit, plans to spend $200,000 in New
Mexico this year to help schools, churches and other organizations to increase the number of kids
who receive free breakfasts and free summer meals.
About 170,000 New Mexico kids receive free or reduced-price school lunches funded by
the USDA. All are eligible for other free meal programs, but only 60 percent are enrolled in
school breakfast programs.
For more information, visit the collaborative's website at
www.nokidhungry.org/NewMexico or the campaign's website at www.endNMhunger.org.

http://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/28222722state02-28-11.htm
Campaign Announced to Alleviate Hunger in New Mexico

By Olivier Uyttebrouck
Friday, 25 February 2011 13:57
State and national groups Friday announced the No Kid Hungry Campaign intended to alleviate
hunger in New Mexico by getting more kids enrolled in school breakfast and summer meal
programs funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Share Our Strength, a Washington, D.C., based nonprofit, plans to spend $200,000 in New
Mexico this year to help school districts, churches and other organizations increase the number of
low-income kids who receive a free breakfast a school and free meals during the summer.

Share Our Strength will work with New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger, a coalition of
some 80 public and private groups working to alleviate hunger in New Mexico.

About 170,000 New Mexico kids receive free or reduced-price school lunches funded by the
USDA. All are eligible for other free meal programs, but only 60 percent are enrolled in school
breakfast programs, said Billy Shore founder and CEO of Share Our Strength.

For more information about the campaign, visit www.NoKidHungry.org/NewMexico.

http://www.abqjournal.com/abqnews/abqnewseeker-mainmenu-39/27564-campaign-announced-
to-alleviate-hunger-in-new-mexico.html
Campaign targets child hunger in New Mexico

Friday, February 25, 2011, 1:38pm MST

A new public-private partnership will work to reduce childhood hunger in New Mexico by
increasing the number of students getting free school breakfasts and summer meals.
A coalition of nonprofit organizations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Mexico state
agencies and private partners unveiled the plans on Feb. 25 called the New Mexico No Kid
Hungry Campaign.
It’s part of a national effort by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit, and the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger, to end child hunger by 2015.
The goal is to provide school breakfasts to more than 15,000 students, which would be a 15
percent increase, and provide summer meals to more than 1,700 students, a three percent
increase from current levels. The emphasis will be on rural areas.
Statewide, one in five children struggle with hunger, according to the New Mexico Collaboration
to End Hunger. The National School Breakfast, School Lunch and Summer Food Service
programs provide low-income children with nutritious schools and summer meals. But in the
2009-10 school year, only about 60 percent of the eligible kids in New Mexico ate a school
breakfast and less than 35 percent participated in the summer meals program.
Many schools serve free breakfast in Albuquerque for qualified kids, but that’s not always true in
other areas of the state, said Nancy Pope, director of the New Mexico Collaboration to End
Hunger. So the partners will look at ways to work with schools so kids can access that kind of
nutrition.
These are USDA programs and each school is reimbursed for each student it serves, she added.
“We want to increase the flow of funds to the state because of the students who qualify and the
schools that would benefit by it,” Pope said.
The national No Kid Hungry Campaign focuses on partnering with private and public
organizations to share resources and connect children to federal food and nutrition programs.
Share Our Strength supports similar campaigns in 10 states and will launch seven more this year.
The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in Colorado helped increase the number of summer
meals served in 2010 by 26 percent over 2009, and there was a 17 percent increase in the number
of school breakfasts served in October 2010 compared to the previous year, according to officials
with Share Our Strength.
Pope said the campaign will focus on connecting kids to programs they are eligible for, but not
participating in.
“It’s a lot of education and a lot of outreach,” Pope said. “We have some models from around the
country we feel will be very successful.”
One, is a small cereal box that goes to every school principal and their nutrition staff, that talks
about how children should access breakfast if they qualify for free lunch. It was used in
Colorado. The New Mexico campaign will pilot the program this spring.

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2011/02/25/campaign-targets-child-hunger-new-
mexico.html
Campaign to feed hungry NM children

Friday, 25 Feb 2011, 2:36 PM MST

ALBUQUERQUE (kRQE) - An effort to improve the quality of life for New Mexico’s children
will take the form of a new food program.
One in five children in the state are considered hungry according to the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger.
Friday, the group announced the “No Kid Hungry Campaign.”
New Mexico was selected by a national group, Share Our Strength.
Share Our Strength is investing more than $200,000 in 2011 for the campaign.
“Most kids in this country aren’t' lacking food in this country because we aren’t', but because
they lack access to resources like school breakfast or school lunch or summer feeding,” Bill
Shore of Share Our Strength said.
The goal is to increase the school breakfast program by 15 percent and the summer lunch
programs by three percent in 2011

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/campaign-to-feed-hungry-nm-children
Childhood hunger event tonight

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An informal briefing on Share our Strength's strategy to end childhood hunger in the United
States by 2015 is scheduled from 5:15 to 6 p.m. tonight at Collected Works Bookstore, 202
Galisteo St.

The briefing will be followed by a reading and book signing of Bill Shore's The Imaginations of
Unreasonable Men.

Share our Strength will launch its "New Mexico No Kid Hungry Campaign," which is a private-
public partnership with the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger. The effort is part of a
national initiative.

According to the organizers, almost 19 percent of New Mexico children face hunger; less than 35
percent of eligible New Mexico children actually participated in the federally-funded summer
meals program in 2009; and almost 40 percent didn't participate in the school breakfast program.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Local-news-in-brief--Feb--24--201
Campaign to feed hungry NM children

Friday, 25 Feb 2011, 2:36 PM MST

ALBUQUERQUE (kRQE) - An effort to improve the quality of life for New Mexico’s children
will take the form of a new food program.
One in five children in the state are considered hungry according to the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger.
Friday, the group announced the “No Kid Hungry Campaign.”
New Mexico was selected by a national group, Share Our Strength.
Share Our Strength is investing more than $200,000 in 2011 for the campaign.
“Most kids in this country aren’t' lacking food in this country because we aren’t', but because
they lack access to resources like school breakfast or school lunch or summer feeding,” Bill
Shore of Share Our Strength said.
The goal is to increase the school breakfast program by 15 percent and the summer lunch
programs by three percent in 2011

http://www.kasa.com/dpps/news/campaign-to-feed-hungry-nm-children_3730669
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bill Shore Founder and Executive Director of Share Our Strength, author of the new book, The
Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End
Malaria

David Olson Artistic Director of Theaterwork, on the new production of The Rug Merchants of
Chaos

To listen to podcast go to: http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/podcasts/?p=1070


KVOT 1340 AM (Taos) “Breakfast with Nancy”

Interview with Billy Shore

To listen to interview go to: http://www.1340kvot.com (Waiting for clip)


Childhood Hunger Campaign is Under Way in New Mexico

Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Mexico is one of the states with the highest rate of food insecurity in the country, even
though recent statistics show that we have made progress in recent years in addressing the
problem. Yet, there are still tens of thousands of people in our state who go hungry. And where
there are hungry families, there are hungry children.

So what can we do about it? While there are broad efforts to address hunger among all
generations, the national nonprofit organization Share Our Strength has launched a national
campaign targeting childhood hunger called No Kid Hungry.

The program is first being implemented in states where there are strong anti-hunger coalitions
already working on this issue. We were among the first chosen because of the great work of the
New Mexico Collabortion to End Hunger. Now SOS and the Collaboration are working on a
joint campaign called NoKid Hungry New Mexico.

“The partnership with Share Our Strength will allow the Collaboration to focus its resources on
simply connecting children to programs they are eligible for but not participating in,” said Nancy
Pope, director of the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger. “We are pleased that Share Our
Strength sees the potential for ending childhood hunger in New Mexico and we look forward to
working hand in hand with them to make sure no child in New Mexico grows up hungry.”

The strong local organization gives the effort a strong chance of success. "We want to use New
Mexico as an example," said Billy Shore, SOS founder and executive director. SOS has also
developed strong partnerships in Maryland, Arkansas and Colorado.

So how is this going to work?

First, let's define the problem. Roughly 170,000 New Mexico kids receive free or reduced-price
school lunches funded by the USDA. All are eligible for other free meal programs, but only 60
percent are enrolled in school breakfast programs.

“Our focus is on long-term change, the difference between just feeding a child today and making
sure no child in the U.S. ever goes hungry again,” said Shore, who joined the Collaboration at
the University of New Mexico Cancer Center to launch the campaign on Feb. 25.
“State and city-wide No Kid Hungry Campaigns provide funding to the most effective anti-
hunger organizations and build partnerships that bring together private funders, public officials
and nonprofit organizations, which is why we chose to partner with the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger.”

But there are also short-term goals. The campaign seeks to increase the school breakfast
program by 15 percent and the summer lunch programs by three percent in 2011. Share our
Strength is investing more than $200,000 in 2011 for the New Mexico No Kid Hungry
Campaign.

Shore points out that many members of the public are not aware what it means to be hungry in
the United States. Children are not hungry here because of famine or wars or food scarcities. In
fact, we have an abundance of food here in the U.S. “Most kids in this country aren’t' lacking
food in this country because we aren’t', but because they lack access to resources like school
breakfast or school lunch or summer feeding,” he said.

http://breadnm.blogspot.com/2011/02/childhood-hunger-campaign-is-under-way.html
LocalSpur
Alburque, New Mexico
Campaign to feed hungry NM children – KRQE

Friday, February 25, 2011

KRQE Campaign to feed hungry NM children KRQE ALBUQUERQUE (kRQE) – An effort to


improve the quality of life for New Mexico's children will take the form of a new food program.
One in five children in the state are considered hungry according to the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger. … Campaign targets child hunger in New Mexico Bizjournals.com
all 4 news articles

http://albuquerque.localspur.com/2011/02/25/campaign-to-feed-hungry-nm-
children-krqe/
Campaign to feed hungry NM children

Friday, February 25, 20111

ALBUQUERQUE (kRQE) - An effort to improve the quality of life for New Mexico’s children
will take the form of a new food program.

One in five children in the state are considered hungry according to the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger.

Friday, the group announced the “No Kid Hungry Campaign.”

New Mexico was selected by a national group, Share Our Strength.

Share Our Strength is investing more than $200,000 in 2011 for the campaign.

“Most kids in this country aren’t' lacking food in this country because we aren’t', but because
they lack access to resources like school breakfast or school lunch or summer feeding,” Bill
Shore of Share Our Strength said.

The goal is to increase the school breakfast program by 15 percent and the summer lunch
programs by three percent in 2011

http://www.newmexico.statenews.net/story.php?rid=43307687&ht=Campaign-to-feed-hungry-
NM-children
Campaign to feed hungry NM children

Friday, February 25, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE (kRQE) - An effort to improve the quality of life for New Mexico’s children
will take the form of a new food program.

One in five children in the state are considered hungry according to the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger.

Friday, the group announced the “No Kid Hungry Campaign.”

New Mexico was selected by a national group, Share Our Strength.

Share Our Strength is investing more than $200,000 in 2011 for the campaign.

“Most kids in this country aren’t' lacking food in this country because we aren’t', but because
they lack access to resources like school breakfast or school lunch or summer feeding,” Bill
Shore of Share Our Strength said.

The goal is to increase the school breakfast program by 15 percent and the summer lunch
programs by three percent in 2011

http://story.albuquerqueexpress.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/2fc3b2cae8166470/id/43307687/ht/Cam
paign-to-feed-hungry-NM-children/
New Mexico Joins Other States and Launches No Kid Hungry Campaign

Friday, February 25, 2011

Four years ago, the state of New Mexico got some abysmal news: they had just been ranked
No.1 in the nation for food insecurity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fast forward four
years: while there is still progress to be made, the state has moved up in the rankings to No. 12
due in large part to strategic partnerships with more than 80 organizations and individuals from
the private and public sector that make up the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger.

Founded in 2007 after learning of the state’s food insecurity ranking, the Collaboration put
together a three-year plan that would involve a broad range of players—elected officials,
government agencies, business leaders, educators, child advocates, community leaders—in the
fight against hunger, particularly among New Mexico children.

Nearly one in five children in the state still faces hunger, despite the presence of federal food and
nutrition programs, such as the school breakfast, school lunch and summer meals programs,
which provide low-income children with nutritious meals so they can focus in school and thrive
academically. But in 2009, nearly 40 percent of low-income New Mexico children did not
participate in the school breakfast program and less than 35 percent participated in the summer
meals program. Clearly, if New Mexico is to continue to improve its ranking, we need to close
the gap between availability of programs and participation.

That’s why today, we are pleased to announce that we are partnering with the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger to launch the New Mexico No Kid Hungry® Campaign. Part of the
national No Kid Hungry Campaign to end hunger in the U.S. by 2015, we will work hand in
hand with the Collaboration to connect families to available publicly- and privately-funded
nutrition programs. In the first year, the campaign goals are to provide school breakfast to an
additional 15,000 students (15 % increase) and provide summer meals to an additional 1,778
students (increase of 3%), with emphasis on rural areas.

We will do this by improving access to school food and nutrition programs, strengthening the
community infrastructure for connecting children to nutritious meals and improving families’
knowledge about available programs and healthy food choices.

We look forward to working with the Collaboration to end childhood hunger in New Mexico by
2015 to make sure that no child grows up hungry. To learn more about our newest state
partnership, go to www.NoKidHungry.org/NewMexico and take the pledge to end childhood
hunger in New Mexico.
http://blog.betterhumanrace.com/2011/02/25/new-mexico-joins-other-states-and-launches-no-
kid-hungry-campaign/
Teachers Report - CNN American Morning

From: Share Our Strength

Friday, February 25, 2011

Billy Shore and Stacey Frakes discuss Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers
Report on CNN's American Morning. Air date: February 25, 2011.

To watch video follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShareStrength?


feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/1mcVYq7eQ38
Campaign targets child hunger in New Mexico

Friday, February 25, 2011

A new public-private partnership will work to reduce childhood hunger in New Mexico by
increasing the number of students getting free school breakfasts and summer meals.
A coalition of nonprofit organizations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Mexico state
agencies and private partners unveiled the plans on Feb. 25 called the New Mexico No Kid
Hungry Campaign.
It’s part of a national effort by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit, and the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger, to end child hunger by 2015.
The goal is to provide school breakfasts to more than 15,000 students, which would be a 15
percent increase, and provide summer meals to more than 1,700 students, a three percent
increase from current levels. The emphasis will be on rural areas.
Statewide, one in five children struggle with hunger, according to the New Mexico Collaboration
to End Hunger. The National School Breakfast, School Lunch and Summer Food Service
programs provide low-income children with nutritious schools and summer meals. But in the
2009-10 school year, only about 60 percent of the eligible kids in New Mexico ate a school
breakfast and less than 35 percent participated in the summer meals program.
Many schools serve free breakfast in Albuquerque for qualified kids, but that’s not always true in
other areas of the state, said Nancy Pope, director of the New Mexico Collaboration to End
Hunger. So the partners will look at ways to work with schools so kids can access that kind of
nutrition.
These are USDA programs and each school is reimbursed for each student it serves, she added.
“We want to increase the flow of funds to the state because of the students who qualify and the
schools that would benefit by it,” Pope said.
The national No Kid Hungry Campaign focuses on partnering with private and public
organizations to share resources and connect children to federal food and nutrition programs.
Share Our Strength supports similar campaigns in 10 states and will launch seven more this year.
The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in Colorado helped increase the number of summer
meals served in 2010 by 26 percent over 2009, and there was a 17 percent increase in the number
of school breakfasts served in October 2010 compared to the previous year, according to officials
with Share Our Strength.
Pope said the campaign will focus on connecting kids to programs they are eligible for, but not
participating in.
“It’s a lot of education and a lot of outreach,” Pope said. “We have some models from around the
country we feel will be very successful.”
One, is a small cereal box that goes to every school principal and their nutrition staff, that talks
about how children should access breakfast if they qualify for free lunch. It was used in
Colorado. The New Mexico campaign will pilot the program this spring.

http://story.albuquerqueexpress.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/d867a54a6fc00b3b/id/43304282/ht/Cam
paign-targets-child-hunger-in-New-Mexico/
Campaign targets child hunger in New Mexico

Friday, February 25, 2011

A new public-private partnership will work to reduce childhood hunger in New Mexico by
increasing the number of students getting free school breakfasts and summer meals.
A coalition of nonprofit organizations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Mexico state
agencies and private partners unveiled the plans on Feb. 25 called the New Mexico No Kid
Hungry Campaign.
It’s part of a national effort by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit, and the New Mexico
Collaboration to End Hunger, to end child hunger by 2015.
The goal is to provide school breakfasts to more than 15,000 students, which would be a 15
percent increase, and provide summer meals to more than 1,700 students, a three percent
increase from current levels. The emphasis will be on rural areas.
Statewide, one in five children struggle with hunger, according to the New Mexico Collaboration
to End Hunger. The National School Breakfast, School Lunch and Summer Food Service
programs provide low-income children with nutritious schools and summer meals. But in the
2009-10 school year, only about 60 percent of the eligible kids in New Mexico ate a school
breakfast and less than 35 percent participated in the summer meals program.
Many schools serve free breakfast in Albuquerque for qualified kids, but that’s not always true in
other areas of the state, said Nancy Pope, director of the New Mexico Collaboration to End
Hunger. So the partners will look at ways to work with schools so kids can access that kind of
nutrition.
These are USDA programs and each school is reimbursed for each student it serves, she added.
“We want to increase the flow of funds to the state because of the students who qualify and the
schools that would benefit by it,” Pope said.
The national No Kid Hungry Campaign focuses on partnering with private and public
organizations to share resources and connect children to federal food and nutrition programs.
Share Our Strength supports similar campaigns in 10 states and will launch seven more this year.
The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in Colorado helped increase the number of summer
meals served in 2010 by 26 percent over 2009, and there was a 17 percent increase in the number
of school breakfasts served in October 2010 compared to the previous year, according to officials
with Share Our Strength.
Pope said the campaign will focus on connecting kids to programs they are eligible for, but not
participating in.
“It’s a lot of education and a lot of outreach,” Pope said. “We have some models from around the
country we feel will be very successful.”
One, is a small cereal box that goes to every school principal and their nutrition staff, that talks
about how children should access breakfast if they qualify for free lunch. It was used in
Colorado. The New Mexico campaign will pilot the program this spring.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Local/2011/02/25/Campaign-targets-child-hunger-in-New-
Mexico/47-ba49d100dc
No Mozzarella or Pepperoni, but Many Other Pizza Ingredients are Found in this
Garden...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Did you know that there is a big outdoor pizza in Otero County in southern New Mexico? Well
actually, it's a garden shaped like a pizza. The space is round like a pizza shell and is divided into
wedges (pizza slices), and each wedge contains a plant that is used as an ingredient in pizza.
There are bell peppers, oregano, basil, garlic, onions, and tomato plants.

And even though many Italian chefs will tell you that Romas make the best tomato sauce, this
garden does not confine itself to that variety. "We use a variety of heirloom and organic
tomatoes, and include cherries as well as the larger varieties," said Julia Price, executive director
of the New Mexico Alliance for Children

The pizza garden has been a feature of the Mescalero Apache Boys and Girls Club just outside
the mountain community of Ruidoso in Otero County since 2007. The project is sponsored by
the NM Alliance for Children and the Eating SmART program. Eating SmArt is designed to
reduce food insecurity for children in economically deprived circumstances.

The pizza-shaped plot has two other companion garden, the Three Sisters Garden and a
Sunflower House. The children are involved in the process from the very beginning from
design, to care, to harvest.

"The children’s learning garden teaches sustainable living and the growth and nurturing of edible
plants," said the alliance. "The garden brings the nutritional concepts to life and becomes an
additional food source for the kids and their families."

The garden also offers children the opportunity to experience eating fresh produce out of the
garden. "One child had never tasted a fresh bell pepper before," said Julia Price.

And there's more. "The garden project also increases environmental awareness and provides
opportunities to hone math, science, and language arts skills," said the alliance.
Art is indeed a very important part of the project. The children are asked to decorate the bricks
that are used to mark the "pizza wedges" in the garden.

The garden projects are a very important link to the No Kid Hungry New Mexico campaign,
which was launched in Albuquerque last Friday. The main sponsor of the campaign locally is the
New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger, which partnered with Julia Price in 2007 to develop
Eating SmArt.

http://breadnm.blogspot.com/2011/03/no-mozarella-or-pepperoni-but-many.html