New Mexico First is pleased to address food, water, and hunger COVID-19 relief efforts by facilitating weekly team meetings meant to help coordinate efforts to address relief issues. We meet to exchange information, identify opportunities for collaboration, reinforce systems that are in place and emerging from the State’s emergency response efforts, and connect local problem-solvers and hunger and water relief providers to one another. We are also coordinating specialized action teams that address communication, policy, food system issues, and funding. Please note: Foremost, the State of New Mexico is responsible for coordinating resources around food, water, and hunger and fair distribution of personal protective needs with front-line relief providers. This work group is NOT intended to duplicate government emergency response efforts.
Check out the New Mexico First Food, Water and Hunger Relief Efforts Website.
The work group includes policymakers, the emergency food sector, farmers, ranchers, resilient agriculture advocates, faith communities, anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates, human rights advocates, health providers and advocates, local food system advocates, researchers, philanthropy, and more.
If you would like to help the COVID-19 food and water emergency efforts by joining any action team, please email Melanie Eastwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.