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Food Stamps/SNAP
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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Food Programs

In New Mexico there are several different food programs that provide free food, low cost food, and information about good nutrition to low-income families and individuals.

Please note that this is not a complete list of food assistance programs that may be available to you.


Click on a program name for more information:

Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was known as Food Stamps. In October of 2008 the name was changed in order to reflect the new focus of eating and cooking health and receiving assistance with purchasing food. SNAP allows low-income people to buy healthy foods and still have enough money to pay their other bills.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a government program that provides nutrition education and free healthy food to women, infants, and children who are at risk of developing medical or nutritional problems. 


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