‘No Más Hambre’
Hunger and poverty rates among Latinos are higher than in the general U.S. population. That’s among the reasons folks at Latino magazine launched “No Más Hambre” (Hunger No More), an initiative that aims to bring more attention to the thousands of Latinos who go hungry.
Community leaders, hunger relief advocates, and government officials will share ideas and develop a Latino anti-hunger agenda at next Tuesday’s No Más Hambre summit in Washington, DC. Ricardo Moreno, Bread’s national organizer for Latino relations, will be among the panelists, as will Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger, a Bread partner.
“People need to become aware of the pressing need to end hunger in this country, especially among Hispanics—who are now more than 16 percent of the population,” Moreno said. “These forums help us create awareness and develop synergy to lobby for change and speak on behalf of the needy, particularly those who are hungry and poor.”
In the United States, more than one in four Latino households—26.9 percent—struggles to put food on the table, compared to 14.6 percent of all households. Latinos are also disproportionately affected by poverty. Latino children represent a growing share of all poor children, with 33.1 percent—or 5.6 million—living in poverty.
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