NM ranks first in child hunger, again

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – For the second year in a row, New Mexico has ranked number one in the country for childhood hunger.

According to Map the Meal Gap, 29 percent of New Mexico kids are growing up hungry, that’s one in three.

The counties with the highest rates, Luna with nearly 40 percent and McKinley, Cibola and Sierra with 32 percent

And it’s not just children, the rate is 18.9 percent when you add in adults who go hungry, putting New Mexico in fourth.

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