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Latino Daily News

Saturday September 3, 2011

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

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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.

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Call:  888-208-1812 Confirmation Code:  4083180

Ivone Guillen, Bread for the World Institute immigration policy fellow and author of the study.

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.”