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Raise your voice for a food-secure future

Every person deserves a full pantry, but food banks can’t do this work alone. We need your voice. Communicating with your local, state, and federal leaders will build and strengthen policies that support food access for all New Mexicans.

The Farm Bill

The federal advocacy focus of food banks is currently the farm bill. The Farm Bill is the largest piece of federal legislation for food and farming. It impacts access to nutritious food for the millions of people in the United States facing hunger. As grocery prices rise and supply chain disruptions continue, lawmakers must come together to pass a bipartisan farm bill that supports food banks and the people we serve.

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Why is the Farm Bill so important? 
The Farm Bill is at the heart of food security in America. Watch this short video from Feeding America to learn more about the Farm Bill's connection to food banks and the food system.

Explore The Food Depot and Feeding America's priorities for the Farm Bill

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Your elected officials near to hear that a strong Farm Bill is a priority for you and the food banks you care about.

New Mexico’s Senators

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New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation

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New Mexico’s Senators

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New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation

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Tell our New Mexico senators and congressional delegation that food banks are vital for New Mexicans across our state.

Who is your New Mexico State Representative?

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Call or email your New Mexico state legislator and tell them why you support The Food Depot and why food security is so important to you and New Mexicans across our state.

Who is your Santa Fe City Councilor?

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Who is your Santa Fe County Commissioner?

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Send your councilor and commissioner a message.Tell them why The Food Depot is vital to Santa Fe and Northern New Mexicans.

How many people in my county are food insecure?

Click on a county below to explore hunger statistics for your area. Use this information to tell your elected officials why food security is so important.