Latino Hunger

The Latino population in the United States has nearly doubled in the past decade and continues to grow. Currently, Latino communities are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity, poverty and unemployment. They are also less likely to receive support through federal nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and are at greater risk of developing diet-related illnesses. Consequently, the Feeding America network understands the urgency of reaching Latino populations with interventions targeted to meet their specific needs. 

  • Among all Feeding America clients, 20 percent are Latino. Nearly one in six Latinos in America are served by the Feeding America network. 
  • Nearly one in five (19 percent) Latino households is food insecure compared to just one in 10 (10 percent) of White, non-Latino households and one in eight (13 percent) households overall.
 

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