Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry



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WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Nearly one in
four children in the United States lives in families that struggle to put
food on the table, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But
Latino children are even more likely to be at risk of hunger, according to
new analysis by Bread for the World Institute. More than 30 percent of
Latino children live in such households, and a third of Latino families rely
on food banks to help feed their families.

What:

Teleconference
on “Hunger and Poverty among Latino Immigrant Children,”
in Spanish and English.

When:

Wednesday,
September 7, 2011

1:00
– 2:00 p.m. EDT

Call:
 
888-208-1812
Confirmation Code:

 4083180

Who:

Ivone
Guillen (iguillen@bread.org)
,
Bread for the World Institute immigration policy fellow and author
of the study.

Why:

Bread
for the World Institute shares new analysis about Latino immigrant
children derived from recent census data and other government
sources documenting poverty and hunger in this country. “More
than half of immigrant children in the United States live in
low-income households where food is scarce,” said Guillen.
“Sadly, many of these children—who are U.S. citizens—are
not eligible for federal safety-net programs like SNAP (formerly
food stamps) and free school meals because of current laws that
restrict use by both undocumented and legal immigrants.”

 

Bread for the World (www.bread.org) is a collective Christian voice
urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

 

SOURCE  Bread for the World

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry