Gov. Susana Martinez says the state is ready to help children who face the threat of going without a meal once school lets out for the summer.
Martinez announced this year's food service program during a visit to Albuquerque on Thursday. She'll be in Espanola on Friday to talk more about the program.
Since 2010, the governor's office says 36 new sites have been added, and the program expects to serve more than 2.1 million meals across New Mexico this year.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated by the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department. The state agency reimburses sponsoring organizations for the administration and service of meals at approved sites when school is out.
The meals are free and no registration is required.
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