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A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING THE RESIDENTS OF LINCOLN COUNTY AND MESCALERO SINCE 1986

Hunger in New Mexico 2014


Age
• Between 30 and 40% of Mobile Food Pantry recipients are children
• 21% of those we help are seniors
•16% are grandparents raising grandchildren

Income
• 89% of hungry households have an annual income of less than $20,000 annually $384 a week
• 13% reported having no income at all

Housing and Choices
• 11% of clients live in temporary housing – experiencing homelessness
• 89% have permanent housing, such as a home or an apartment
• 61% report choosing between paying utilities or buying food
[33% of this group is forced to make this tough choice every month]
• 48% choose between paying their rent or mortgage or buying food
[19% of this group is forced to make this tough choice every month]

Employment
• 53% of hungry households include at least one person who has worked in past 12 months
• Of households with no one able to work:
57% are disabled, in poor health or act as a caretaker of another person
30% are retired

Health
• 59% have chosen between paying for medicine or medical care or buying food at least once
in past 12 months
• Almost 20% of respondents said they were in poor health
• In addition, 25% said someone living with them was in poor health
• 44% of hungry households said they have medical bills to pay

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Lincoln County Food Bank
138 Service Rd.
Ruidoso, NM 88355

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 7432
Ruidoso, NM 88355
Phone. 575-257-0682
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
NOON to 4:00 PM
For residents in need from Lincoln County and Mescalero.
Weather closures follow the Ruidoso Public School's schedules.
For holiday closures check with the food bank or our LCFB Facebook.

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