Our Latino communities are struggling with hunger at a much higher rate

Latino families face hunger at staggering rates in America. One in six Latino households in the United States struggles with hunger. For Latino children, the disparity is even more severe. More than 18% of Latino children are at risk of hunger, compared to nearly 12% of White, non-Hispanic children.

Despite being more likely to be in the labor force and employed, Latinos experience higher food-insecurity rates than the general population.

As the Latino population continues to grow, the need to reach households facing hunger becomes more urgent by the day. In fact, 20% of the people we serve come from Latino households. And even though the Latino population is working hard to get ahead, daily challenges still exist:

  • 20% of the people served by the Feeding America network of food banks identify as Latino.
  • 81% of Latino families served by Feeding America food banks have at least one family member working.
  • Among families that Feeding America serves, Latino families are less likely to apply for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) than other households with children.

The Feeding America network fights hunger among Latinos every single day

Nine million Latino adults, seniors and children — more than 1 in 6 in the U.S. — are served by Feeding America member food banks each year. But it’s not enough. To continue to get more food to more people in need and create stronger communities for us all, we need your help.

Give to Feeding America today

Every dollar donated helps the Feeding America network of food banks secure and distribute at least 10 meals to people facing hunger — including Latino families that need our help, like Priscilla and her daughters.

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