Latino Hunger Research

When the Pantry is Bare: Hispanics and poverty in America

In 2010, Feeding America and the Urban Institute published two reports on the impact of emergency food assistance and federal nutrition programs on the lives of low-income Hispanic children, using data from the 2010 Hunger in America 2010 study. The research was sponsored by the ConAgra Foods Foundation. An Executive Summary highlights the main findings of both research reports.

The first report, Emergency Food Assistance Helps Many Low-Income Hispanic Children, found that the Feeding America network serves nearly one in every three Hispanic children in the U.S. each year.

The second report, Low-Income Hispanic Children Need Both Private and Public Food Assistance, found that Hispanic children and their families are less likely to receive help from SNAP than compared to non-Hispanic white or African-American children.