The following is a release from the office of Senator Udall:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will tour the Roadrunner Food Bank’s Southern Branch in Las Cruces, and discuss his fight in Congress to defend against hunger. Roadrunner Food Bank’s Southern Branch celebrated their ribbon cutting this past September, and distributes food to partner agencies and programs in Doña Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties.

During the visit, Udall will listen to a briefing by Roadrunner Food Bank staff and board members on hunger and the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funding cuts on families in Southern New Mexico. Following the briefing, Udall will tour the food bank’s warehouse, visiting the sorting area, freezer storage area, and the main storage room. After the tour, Udall will speak with volunteers, and discuss his efforts in the Senate to support full funding for programs like SNAP and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Media are welcome to join the tour and ask questions afterward.

While New Mexico is slowly climbing out of the deepest recession in decades, hunger remains an issue. New Mexico has the second highest rate of hunger in the nation, with the highest rate of hunger among children. One in every three children in New Mexico does not have enough to eat. Roadrunner Food Bank supports hunger relief efforts in 16 counties across the state.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WHAT: Udall Tours Roadrunner Food Bank’s Southern Branch and Discusses the Fight Against Hunger

TIME: 9:45 a.m.

WHERE: 2001 Copper Loop

Las Cruces, NM