From oilfields to food banks, New Mexico feels jobless sting

From oilfields to food banks, New Mexico feels jobless sting

Volunteer Abigail Gold sorts food at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque on May 7, so it can be packaged and distributed to food pantries through the region as demand escalates. Gold is among the more than 133,000 New Mexicans who have had their unemployment claims processed by the state since mid-March. She said she wanted to help after being out of work for more than a month.
Volunteers from a local restaurant chain bag fresh fruit and vegetables at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, so it can be distributed to food pantries. The number of New Mexicans applying for unemployment benefits for the week ending May 2 increased by nearly 40% from the previous week.
An electronic highway message board in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, encourages people to donate to food banks. Federal labor statistics released Friday, May 8, shows New Mexico has processed more than 133,000 unemployment claims since mid-March, resulting in more demand at food pantries around the state.

From oilfields to food banks, New Mexico feels jobless sting

Volunteer Abigail Gold sorts food at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque on May 7, so it can be packaged and distributed to food pantries through the region as demand escalates. Gold is among the more than 133,000 New Mexicans who have had their unemployment claims processed by the state since mid-March. She said she wanted to help after being out of work for more than a month.
Volunteers from a local restaurant chain bag fresh fruit and vegetables at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, so it can be distributed to food pantries. The number of New Mexicans applying for unemployment benefits for the week ending May 2 increased by nearly 40% from the previous week.
An electronic highway message board in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, encourages people to donate to food banks. Federal labor statistics released Friday, May 8, shows New Mexico has processed more than 133,000 unemployment claims since mid-March, resulting in more demand at food pantries around the state.
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