Family Hunger Initiative:
1 in 5 children in New Mexico face hunger every day. The Road Runner Food Bank has many programs to help children and their families receive healthy food items daily to combat hunger. We would like to support this organization and the good work they are doing to relieve childhood hunger in our city and state.
Bring non-perishable items to our clinic to support RoadRunner Food Bank.
ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FAMILY
In the past 30 days, have you:
worried if your food would run out before you had money to buy more?
run out of food and didn’t have money to buy more?
If you answered yes to either of the two questions above, we would like encourage you to reach out to our partners at Roadrunner Food Bank. (Get help by clicking here.) You may also be interested in learning more about Roadrunner’s Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI). For additional information about CHI please call (505) 349-5353.
Childhood Literacy Initiative:
20% of New Mexicans 16 years old and older have literacy skills measured at a level 1, on a scale of 1 through 5. 64% percent of all jobs require a literacy skill level of 3 or higher (click here for more info). Evidence based research demonstrates how children who are read to aloud for 20 minutes every day–between 6 months and 5 years of age–are more equipped for academic success. Reading to children at an early age also increases their desire to make reading a part of their life beyond childhood (click here for more info).
Journey Pediatrics would like to join the effort to improve childhood and later adulthood literacy. Within our lobby we have a small interactive Bring-a-Book, Take-a-Book library. We invite you to select books you would like to take home with you. In exchange, we ask that you leave behind a book you are no longer reading so it can be shared with other Journey families.
In the future, we hope to join Reach Out and Read, a national organization focused on partnering with pediatric clinics to provide age appropriate books at well child exams.