Food & Nutrition
Race & Ethnicity
More than 62 million Latinos live and work in the United States, contributing $2.7 trillion to the economy. Latinos fill critical roles in the service and construction industries. Yet Latinos, and other communities of color, are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity.
According to the latest census, one in six Latinos live in poverty, a root cause of hunger and food insecurity. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 47% of Latino households with children have reported food insecurity. Language, education, and cultural differences have made Latinos especially vulnerable to food access. How do we tackle this fundamental health crisis and ensure a better livelihood for our communities?
This webinar will showcase experiences and lessons learned from UnidosUS’s Comprando Rico y Sano sub grantees on community-based solutions to food insecurity and efforts currently underway to influence local systems and reduce hunger. Sub grantees’ work includes enrolling community members in SNAP, enhancing the community’s understanding of nutrition and healthier eating with limited resources, grocery shopping tours, and cooking demonstrations.