Children in an afterschool program eat meals at Socorro General Hospital

Children in an after-school program eat meals at Socorro General Hospital.

Hospital system helping put a dent in childhood hunger

New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare System is serving up balanced, nutritious and free meals to Albuquerque-area kids.

Childhood hunger is a problem throughout the country. And it’s a particularly serious issue in New Mexico: There, more than 1 in 4 children are at risk for not having enough to eat, and the state ranks second in the nation for childhood hunger.

To increase kids’ access to healthy foods, healthcare providers like Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Healthcare System are stepping up to the plate. In 2013, the USDA began funding child feeding programs at hospitals in Arkansas

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