Last day to apply: Disaster food benefits for NM wildfire victims

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced last week that the application for disaster food benefits was available for New Mexicans affected by recent wildfires.

Any low-income New Mexicans who work or live in Colfax, San Miguel and Mora counties are eligible to apply, as well as low-income residents who live or work in a place with an 88345 or 88312 zip code in Lincoln County or an 87002 zip code in Valencia County.

The five counties are included in the presidential disaster declaration issued for the Big Hole, Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak, Cooks Peak and McBride fires. Taos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties were not included in the declaration and, therefore, are not included in the disaster food benefits.

The application is open through Monday, June 13. A list of application sites is available here.

New Mexico Human Services Department will assist people June 7 with the last name beginning with A-F, June 8 for G-M, June 9 for N-S and June 10 for T-Z. Assistance will be available for all applicants during the remaining three days.

More information, including more information on eligibility, is available at the New Mexico Human Services Department website.