Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Join Us at the NO MAS HAMBRE Summit on June 19!”

As I write this in Austin, I’m wondering what I’ll have for dinner…tacos or barbecue? It’s a tough choice, but nearly one third of Latinos are wondering if they’ll eat anything at all tonight. According to current figures from the USDA, 23.3% of Hispanic households in this country face food insecurity. For nearly one in […]

Alfredo Estrada “NO MAS HAMBRE Initiative Seeks to Raise Awareness of Hunger in the Latino Community; Join LATINO Magazine at the NO MAS HAMBRE Summit on December 7!

Are you hungry? For most of us, the question is what new restaurant we’ll try… Cambodian or Cajun. But the grim truth is that nearly one third of Latinos go hungry. For them, hunger means wondering when they’ll eat next, and how they’ll feed aging parents and young children.  It’s the most critical issue confronting […]

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Join us at the NO MAS HAMBRE Summit in Washington DC!”

Each year, Americans celebrate that peculiar holiday known as Thanksgiving. We gather with our families at tables groaning with roast turkeys, stuffing and cranberry sauce and give thanks for the privilege. Yet last year nearly 50 million Americans had nothing to celebrate, and went hungry. And for Latinos the figures are even grimmer. About 26.2% […]

Poverty and Hunger Strikes the Latino Community

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than one in four Latino families in the U.S. are currently facing food insecurity, while one in three Latino families with children suffers from the same, more than any other minority group in terms of poverty and hunger. Additionally, reports the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently 13 […]

Guest Blogger: Melissa Boteach “Tackling Latino Child Hunger Will Bring Prosperity to All”

Last night San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro made an impassioned argument that investing in opportunity today leads to prosperity for all tomorrow. Telling the story of his own journey from a struggling family to the mayor of a major U.S. city, he underscored that, “My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that […]

Guest Blogger Series: Lisa Pino “MiPlato Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Latino Families”

Last January, a remarkable thing happened at a popular supermarket in Tampa, Florida. First Lady Michelle Obama visited to announce MiPlato and a partnership with Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. ¿MiPlato? You might be thinking. ¿Y qué es MiPlato? MiPlato is the Spanish version of the USDA food icon, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Lisa Pino “USDA Programs Can Help Latinos Overcome the Hunger and Obesity Paradox”

No one should go hungry in America, especially children. However, far too many Latino children and their families are experiencing hunger every day. At a time when so many are struggling to put food on the table, it is critical for Latino families to know about help that is available. In that spirit, the Department […]