More NM families to get access to fresh produce

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The WIC program is expanding in New Mexico to help more kids and the elderly get access to locally grown produce.

The governor announced Wednesday that more families can now be reimbursed for the purchase of fruits or vegetables from roadside stands, or farmer’s markets.

WIC is the program for women, infants and children that help the kids get the nutritious food

The program also includes senior dollars which helps provide food for low income seniors.

In 2013 there were 11 authorized roadside stands approved and now this year there will be more than 60 from across the state.

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